Pembroke Hill recently announced that fifth grade teacher Ashley Tezon will not return next fall, as she has decided to stay home with her young children. She will be replaced by her faculty assistant and PHS alumna Avery Hughes, for 2019-20.
Avery is a graduate of Smith College, where she earned her bachelor of arts degree. While at Smith, Avery played varsity field hockey, tennis, basketball and squash.
In her 40 years at Sunset Hill and Pembroke Hill, Avery has served in a variety of capacities such as physical education teacher, sixth grade math teacher for 22 years, faculty assistant in first, third and fourth grades and coach for basketball, squash and field hockey. Avery is the head coach of the school’s field hockey program, as she has been the head varsity coach since joining the school in 1978. Avery also manages May Day/Field Day activities.
"I am very excited to announce that Avery, who has extensive teaching experience at Pembroke Hill, will take on Ashley's role next year," David said. "We have been so fortunate to have Avery serve as our fifth grade math faculty assistant for six years – the past three with Ashley. She is a master instructor, and has helped countless PHS students reach their mathematical potential."
Avery recently said, “I am thrilled to take on this new role. We have a great fifth grade teaching team, and Ashley has done a wonderful job with the math program. I look forward to continuing that growth. I really enjoy this age of students and helping them in their transition from lower school to middle school. It is a pivotal time in their development, and I like supporting these students during their educational journey.”
Please join us in wishing Ashley the best and congratulating Avery on her new position!