SHS Welcomed Greg Hood as a Long Term Substitute

Kelly Granatino, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Gregory Hood was welcomed into the Scituate High School Community with overwhelming support and “collegiality” from staff and students when he served as the long-term substitute teacher for SHS math teacher JoAnn Webber.

Raised in California, Hood left home at age 15 to attend Brewster Academy in New Hampshire. Hood moved to the East Coast because of his love for Cape Elizabeth, Maine, where he spent his summers growing up.

A graduate of Curry College in Milton, Hood returned to school in 2012, attending UMass Boston to earn a master’s degree and his Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Educational Administration in education.

This year marks Hood’s 21st year as an educator: He spent 19 years as a teacher in grades 5-12 and two years as an assistant principal at the high school level. He was originally inspired to become a teacher because of his love for connecting with people, which has become a part of his personality. Hood enjoys “being someone that makes people’s lives better.” Hood’s high school history teacher and baseball coach also played a part in his teaching career, as he motivated him to achieve what he didn’t know was possible.