Teacher Feature: Ms. Deschambeault

Get to know the newest English teacher at SHS


The Spartan Times introduces a new series, The Teacher Feature, to share with our readers more insight on the teachers who lead us each day.

Source: Jeanne Deschambeault

Jeanne Deschambeault, a new teacher at Sanford High School, has joined the English department for the second semester. We sat down for a quick round of questions, and here’s what you need to know:

Where are you from?

I grew up in New Hampshire and am very excited to be here at Sanford!

How did you get into teaching?

I did not want to be a teacher at all — I went to school for English and everybody assumed that I would become a teacher and the assumption made me mad. But even though I was exceedingly against ever becoming a teacher, I needed money after college and found out through substitute teaching that I did enjoy [being in] the classroom. After subbing, a position opened up for the next semester as a full-time teacher.

 I’ve been teaching for eight years and hope to continue!

What’s your favorite thing about teaching?

My favorite thing about teaching is the people I get to interact with! I get to know some really amazing young people, other teachers are almost always kind and interesting people with fascinating lives/experiences, and I very much enjoy getting to know a bunch of different people who come from backgrounds, cultures, countries, beliefs, etc. that are different from my own.

What do you like to do outside of school?

Outside of school I enjoy baking, mostly cakes and cookies, as well as listening to live music and hanging with friends.

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