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  • Greetings!

    My name is Erin Messer and I am going on my 4th year as the Teaching Principal at the Stark Village School.  In addition to administration I am also the Tech. Integrator and Special Education Case Manager and Teacher.  I love this unique role because in additon to administration I still have the opportunity to teach and interact with students on a daily basis.  I am truly passionate about education and making sure that every student that walks through our doors has the opportunity to succeed in a safe and caring environmnet.

    I graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, MA in 2000 and  started my teaching career shortly after as a Middle School English Teacher in Lawrence, Massachusetts. I returned to school several years later to recieve my Special Education Certificate from Granite State College and spent a couple years as the Special Educator in Stratford, NH.  I have always been interested in Educational Leadership and returned to Plymouth State College to earn a Masters in Education in 2016.

    I make my home in Lunenburg, VT with my husband Jay and our 3 children; Jacob, Joseph, and Elouise.  On my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, watching our sons play sports, exploring the beautiful outdoors, reading, and taking pictures.  I believe it is a true privelage to be able to serve the children of the North Country...

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Principal's Recommended Reading

  • Shark Lady

    by Jess Keating Year Published: 2017

    This is the true story of the famous woman scientist Eugenie Clark.  The language is rich and the illustrations  are beautiful.  It is a story that invites children to believe that they can be anything they dare to be.  She taught the world through her research that sharks were  not as scary and mean as people once thought.  A great picture book for all ages!!

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  • Spoon

    by Amy Krouse Rosenthal Year Published: 2009

    This is a wonderful picture book and read aloud for all ages!  The main characters are simple utensils but they convey a very important message.  We read this as a whole school today and the students came up with the following messages:  Love who you are!  Everyone has a different purpose!  It is OK to be different!  I loved reading this book with the kids.

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  • Rosie Revere Engineer

    by Andrea Beaty Year Published: 2013

    In this book we realize that great things can come from making mistakes.  The main character Rosie creates inventions from all sorts of random materials!  She dreams of becoming an engineer. We read this book in tech class as we talked about making our own inventions and how sometimes it may fail before it actually works.  A great read for all ages and cool illustrations too.

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  • Giraffes Can't Dance

    by Giles Andreae & Guy Parker-Rees Year Published: 2001

    A story for all ages that is beautifully illustrated.  The main character Gerald teaches us about the "Power of Yet" as he learns to find his dancing shoes.  We used this story as a mentor text at the beginning of the year to spark conversation about things that we can't do quite yet but hope to do soon.

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  • Wonder

    by R.J. Polacio Year Published: 2012

    This is a great red for upper elementary and middle school students.  Wonder is a heart warming story about acceptance and kindness.  You will soon grow to love the main character Auggie.  A must read!

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