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Teacher Spotlight: Miss Pietrasik

Miss Lauren Pietrasik returns to AHS as a math teacher.

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Miss Lauren Pietrasik returns to AHS as a math teacher.

Allison Dennehy, Staff Writer

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Miss Pietrasik is in the first  year of her teaching career at Abington High School, teaching both Algebra I and II, but her experience with our school started 13 years ago. Miss Pietrasik grew up in Abington and attended AHS (Class of 2005). She made the varsity soccer team her freshman year and wore number 17. Associate Athletic Director and Varsity Girls Soccer Coach Kate Casey (Class of 2002) was actually her varsity soccer captain that first year. Some of her fondest memories of her time here as a student include “helping out at the Green Wave Café, taking a limo to prom, and walking across the stage at graduation.”

Miss Pietrasik is “so happy to be working in a town where the students are proud of their academic success and work hard to attain their individual goals.””

— Allison Dennehy

Miss Pietrasik went on to attend Stonehill College, and from there accepted a job as a tax accountant in Boston. One of her responsibilities was to train and coach many of the newer employees. “I truly enjoyed working with people one-on-one to help them reach their goals,” said Miss Pietrasik. For that reason she decided to change careers and become a math teacher. Thus far, her favorite part of teaching at AHS has been working with the students. Miss Pietrasik is “so happy to be working in a town where the students are proud of their academic success and work hard to attain their individual goals.”

Miss Pietrasik is also the coach of the new freshman/sophomore girls’ soccer team. She has always had an interest in soccer and loves that soccer is “played all around the world and can be played at any age level.” After college she wanted to give back to the community, so she began coaching 5 and 6-year-old boys and girls. Coaching a high school team was something she always wanted to do, but wasn’t able to while working a 9 to 5 job. She now gets to give back to a program that was a big part of her high school career. Miss Pietrasik has learned a lot from her team especially “that no one enjoys running perimeters!” On the more serious side, despite starting off the season with a loss, the team has continued to improve each week showing Miss Pietrasik that they can accomplish “more than (they) ever expected.” Her team works hard and plays hard; with that philosophy, they should be able to secure their very first win. We all look forward to future successful years with Miss Pietrasik.

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Allison Dennehy, Associate Editor

Allison is a member of the Class of 2018. She is also a member of the Math Team and Peer Leaders at AHS, as well as the president of the Abington Chapter...

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