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Meet Mrs. Tammy Jeralds

Meet Mrs. Tammy Jeralds:


Mrs. Jeralds teaches Family and Consumer Science here at Pittsburg School.  She was born in Exeter, NH (as were all of her children) and grew up in Hampton, NH and also lived in Barrington, NH.  She graduated from Portsmouth High School.  In high school, her favorite subject was child care and development because she was able to teach preschoolers every fourth week.  When she was in elementary school, Mrs. Jeralds’ favorite subject was writing.


Mrs. Jeralds got her bachelors’ degree at Vermont College and her master’s degree in Curriculum and teaching through the Arts at Lesley University.  Her favorite thing about college was learning and meeting new friends.  She also enjoyed student teaching with Mrs. Brady.  Her least favorite thing about college was leaving her family to go to school.  Asked why she became a teacher, Mrs. Jeralds replied, “I became a teacher because I enjoy working with students.”


Before working at Pittsburg School, Mrs. Jeralds worked as a dispatch supervisor for the Exeter Police Department for many ears.  Then she drove a school bus and did home day care.


Currently, Mrs. Jeralds teaching family and consumer science, health, nutrition, SAP, child development and parenting, and a college course called Careers with Youth and Education.  She loves teaching all of these subjects but probably her favorite thing is teaching high school students about teaching. Her favorite project to work on in her classroom is anything creative.  She said, “I like when students are creative when doing projects.”  In addition to teaching her regular classroom classes, Mrs. Jeralds also supervises our After School Program.  She’s been teaching for 15 years now and usually arrives at school at about 6:30 a.m. and leaves at about 5:00 p.m. or later.


She and her family have four dogs: Wilson, Millie, Oliver, and Maggie, and one cat named Ms. Monet.  She really enjoys cooking.  Though she hasn’t yet been up Mt. Washington, she says it’s on her bucket list.  Mrs. Jeralds’ favorite season is summer when she can go kayaking and swimming.  In her spare time, she does art and bullet journaling, sews and quilts, does photography, and just learned how to knit.  She said her best talent is quilting, which she has done for many years.  Mrs. Jeralds likes to read drama, romance fiction, and some nonfiction.


Mrs. Jeralds’ favorites:

Food: seafood

Type of art work: watercolors and fiber art (look for the fish in her room)

Holiday: Thanksgiving (actually her birthday since she celebrates throughout the month of her birthday)

Sport: football

Sports Team: Patriots

Thing to do in winter: snowshoe and take photos

Thing to do in summer: kayak, swim, and take photos

Vacation place: seacoast when she can visit with her family

TV Show: Blue Bloods, Friends, and M.A.S.H.

Color: Red and purple

Type of car: Jeep

Candy: Almond Joy

Type of music: Country, classic, and rock

Dream place to visit: Europe because she is interested in exploring the culture.

Toy growing up: Mrs. Beasley doll


Asked what she likes about teaching, Mrs. Jeralds said, “My students!  I enjoy watching them learn new things and push themselves to do better.  That’s what excites me about coming to work.  I like how small our school is and knowing each student in the school.  We also have a great staff!”

Updated Jan. 2018