Get to know our newest Band Teacher & Director
This is the third installment of The Spartan Times’ new series, The Teacher Feature, which shares with our readers more insight into the teachers who lead us each day.
Hailey Francoeur, known to her students as Ms. F, is one of the new teachers who has joined us at SHS this year. Here’s some information and fun facts you may not have known about her:
Tell us a little bit about yourself:
I went to Westbrook High School and then went to college at Southern New Hampshire University. I lived in NH for 5 years before moving back to Westbrook to teach middle school there.
If you could describe yourself in 3 words what would they be?
Outgoing, persistent, shy
What do you like to do in your free time?
I like going to the gym, spending time with friends, going to concerts, and practicing my instrument!
What is your favorite and least favorite part about living and teaching in Maine?
I really love the ocean so I love living on the coast of Maine, but on the flip side, it’s always so cold in Maine there’s not enough time to enjoy the beach!
What made you want to become a teacher?
I really wanted to share my passion for music with as many people as I could. I knew I always wanted to make a difference and be a positive impact on my community.
How long have you been teaching at Sanford? What do you like about teaching here? (Is there anything you dislike about it?)
This is my first year at Sanford and I absolutely love it!! The supportive community here is really important to me. There are a lot of opportunities for the music department to perform and be seen in the school.
Where else have you taught? And, if you could teach one other subject or class, what would it be?
At other schools, I’ve taught music appreciation, orchestra, percussion ensemble, digital music, and music theory!
Is there anything else about you that you’d like our readers to know about you? Or do you have a favorite quote you’d like to share?
“If you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.”
In case you missed it: Winter Guard and Percussion recently won gold at the Maine Band Directors Association