Bernadette Chiccino

Upper Elementary Teacher

Bernadette Chiccino was born in Hartford, Connecticut, but she has lived in New Hampshire for most of her life. Her love of literature and philosophy led her to Saint Anselm College and a degree in Liberal Studies in the Great Books with a minor in Classics. She then went on to receive a Master’s degree in Elementary Education from UNH. In addition, she has traveled to Italy on multiple occasions for study, leisure, and to visit family. Bernadette taught children ages 9-13 in both public and private school settings before making the decision to stay at home for several years to care for her sons. She lives in Hollis with her husband and two children. She enjoys reading, writing, horseback riding, and hiking.

Education

  • Master of Education from University of New Hampshire

  • Bachelor of Arts (Magna cum laude) from Saint Anselm College

Work Experience

2017-Present

Joined 2nd Nature Academy as the upper elementary classroom teacher

2001-2008

Middle school reading teacher at Londonderry Middle School (Londonderry, NH)

2001

Achieved Great Books Leader Certification

 

Interned in a fifth grade classroom at Memorial Elementary School

1998-2000

Fifth grade classroom teacher at Immaculate Conception School (Lowell, MA)

1995

Studied abroad in Florence, Italy (Richmond College, AIFS Program)