Hello! My name is Maria Jacques. This will be my sixth year at Pembroke Hill School! Before teaching second grade I was a fourth grade teacher at our school. This year, I am very excited to be staying in second grade! I love working with our fabulous second grade team and I am very excited to get to know my new second graders! Before teaching in Pembroke I worked in Hooksett, New Hampshire and I also worked in Berlin, New Hampshire as a third grade teacher. Some of my favorite activities include running, baking, reading, gardening, kayaking, and any outdoor activities. I also enjoy spending time with my husband, family and friends. Especially my golden retriever Kane! I am also a coach for Girls on the Run program for third and fourth graders at our school. This program is a physical activity-based positive youth development program. Girls on the Run promotes girls to be healthy, happy, positive, and confident while also creatively integrating running as part of each lesson.