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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.<br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> When not teaching or spending time with her family, Pauline pursues her other passion, writing. She started a blog, <a href="http://paulinehawkins.com" target="_hplink">paulinehawkins.com</a>, 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. <br /> <br /> 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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