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Pauline Hawkins

English teacher

Pauline Hawkins is an adjunct English teacher at Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth, NH. She transitioned to college after teaching for 11 years in a public high school, where she initiated the student-run newspaper and was its adviser.

Originally from Rochester, New York, Pauline has her BA in English/Education from Canisius College and her MA in American Literature and Rhetoric from SUNY Brockport.

After living in Colorado Springs, CO, for 12 years, Pauline moved to New Hampshire to be closer to her family. She has three children -- two adult daughters and a 11-year-old son -- and is protected by a 12-pound bodyguard, her Chihuahua, Chico.

When not teaching or spending time with her family, Pauline pursues her other passion, writing. She started a blog, paulinehawkins.com, in 2012 where she writes about her unique perspective on life, lessons she has learned through her son's battle with cancer, and her desire and plan to reform public education.

Pauline's first book Uncommon Core: 25 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in a Cookie Cutter Educational System was released in April of 2015 with WordCrafts Press.

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