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Meet Mrs. Pettit


Mrs. Dawn Pettit is our school’s guidance counselor.  She grew up in Stewartstown, NH with two older sisters and attended Community Baptist School in Colebrook.  One of her favorite things about that school was the fact that her mother was her art and her music teacher.  In high school, Mrs. Pettit’s favorite subject was history.  She said that she really had fun making a clay dinosaur in her art class; the dinosaur was part of her book report.  She says, “It turned out great, and I kept that dinosaur for a very long time.”

Mrs. Pettit’s favorite childhood book was one called Flip; Flip was a foal and since it was about horses, “it was my favorite.”  She and her sisters enjoyed playing a game called German Spot Light when they were young.

Following high school, Mrs. Pettit went to Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC.  At college, she liked learning and all of the new people that she was able to meet.  Before coming here to work, Mrs. Pettit was the Student Assistance Counselor (SAP) at Groveton Elementary and High Schools.

Mrs. Pettit is active in her community as a co-leader for a Brownie Girl Scout troop and as a den leader for a Wolf Cub Scout pack.  She and her family have two horses, Suzy and Sadie, one rabbit, Nahla, one guinea pig, Mousse, one cat, Fenway, one dog, Dalton, and 10 hens!  It sounds like they have quite a menagerie. 

Christmas is Mrs. Pettit’s favorite holiday and her Mom’s cinnamon buns are her favorite holiday food.  Robin Williams is Mrs. Pettit’s favorite comedian, and she loves the cartoon Scooby-Doo.  She and her family really like to go to the ocean when they go on vacation.  She said, “I went to the ocean with my family as a child, and I try to go back at least twice a year.  It is relaxing and comforting.”

Asked what her favorite thing is about working here at Pittsburg School, Mrs. Pettit replied, “I love being able to see children start in kindergarten and grow and mature into seniors!  I like being able to help students throughout their entire school years at Pittsburg School. “Asked what she likes most about her life, she answered, “I have a wonderful husband and two great children!”  Her personal motto is, “The Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

Updated January 2015