Jennifer Curtis Joins SHS English Department


Patricia Gibbons, Contributing Writer

Jennifer Curtis is a new English teacher at Scituate High School; however, she has taught for 22 years and brings her experience in both English and special education from Whitman-Hanson and Hanover. A graduate of UMass Amherst, where she studied speech pathology, Curtis kept telling herself she “would never be a teacher.” Nevertheless, after she constantly found herself in teaching positions, Curtis said she “decided to lean on it and pursue it.” 

Curtis’s favorite part of the school day is “seeing students in the morning when they say good morning and when they share stuff like outside of school activities.” She added, “It’s cool to see them grow in that way.” 

Recently, Curtis attended her 30th high school reunion. As a high school student attending Barnstable High School, Curtis said she was very involved in academics, athletics and music: “I had many different good relationships with different groups of people, which sometimes was difficult, but mostly just widened up the amount of people I could hang out with,” she explained. 

Outside of school, Curtis enjoys playing tennis with her friends and spending time with her family and her two rescue-dogs: a jack-russell terrier mix and a lab mix.