Maryellen Paquette brings 18 years of experience to her grade 9-12 English classes at GCVS. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and theater from Holy Cross College and a master’s in teaching from Brown University. Shakespeare and writing are her favorite subjects, and she likes the challenge of helping students find and express their voices She appreciates the supporting atmosphere at GCVS and the opportunity to influence the development of public education. Outside the classroom, she practices yoga, reads, and shuttles her two daughters to dance, soccer, gymnastics, Girl Scouts, etc. She volunteers on her church’s religious education faculty and plans to pursue acting roles in community theater productions. Ms. Paquette is a native of Worcester, Mass.