Hi! My name is Ms. Pellegrini, and this is my third year at Shepherd Hill.
When I was in high school, I knew I wanted to be a teacher - however, I was torn between what subject I wanted to teach. It wasn't until my sophomore year history teacher made me truly love the subject. He taught me that history isn't about timelines and memorizing facts; it's about the story that got us to where we are today. That is the point I will always try to instill upon my students if we have the opportunity to learn together!
I went to Salve Regina University (Newport, RI) and graduated with a double major in Secondary Education and History. Living in Newport for four years was an amazing experience, and I would highly recommend the university to anyone who asks! While there, I played for Salve's D3 Field Hockey team. My experience has helped me become Shepherd Hill's Varsity Field Hockey coach.
I continued my education at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. I graduated with a Master of Arts, History. From there, I began my teaching career as an aide for Newton Public Schools. I taught at Grafton High School for one year. Lastly, I luckily became part of the Social Studies Department for Shepherd Hill. I look forward to working with every single student I meet!