Hogarth Country Day School
We are proud of the fact that we are approaching our fourth decade with the
same lead teacher we had upon opening in 1980. One of early childhood education's
major problems is the lack of staff permanence. You can be assured that
the teacher your child meets on the first day of school will be there on
Andrea Murphy, Hogarth's teaching director, received her B.A. from Regis College in Weston, MA. Since opening Hogarth with her sisters in 1980, she has continuously sought to improve and enhance her abilities to work with young children and their parents. She became certified to administer and interpret the Gesell Developmental Examination for use in school placement. She attends conferences and workshops, and is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children as well as The Society Of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
Andrea, a children's picture book author, has published in The Mailbox, a national teaching magazine, and incorporates much original material in the Hogarth curriculum. Her first picture book, Out and About at the Dairy Farm, written for Picture Window Books' field trip series, was published in December, 2002. Her book Georgia for Gareth Stevens Publishing, was published in July, 2005. This book is part of the Portraits of the States series written for second graders. She is a member of The Write Sisters, a group of multi-published children's authors.
Andrea is currently working collaboratively with The Sisters on the America's Notable Women series. Women of Granite: 25 New Hampshire Women You Should Know was written for elementary-aged students and was published in Spring 2008 by Apprentice Shop Books. This fascinating book was chosen as the New Hampshire Center for the Book's recommended book for young readers at the 2008 National Book Festival in Washington, DC. Andrea has also contributed biographies to the Massachusetts, California, Texas and New York books, and is currently working on biographies for the Connecticut book. Visit Andrea's writer's website at www.andreamurphy.com for more information about her writing life.
Andrea is certified in infant and pediatric safety and CPR, and has done graduate work in early childhood education at Rivier College and the University of New Hampshire. She was nominated for Scholastic Magazine's Kindergarten Teacher of the Year 2000. Andrea was one of only 500 New Hampshire educators invited to participate in Governor Shaheen's 1997 Education Summit. She served a 3-year term on the Board of Directors of A Safe Place, a non-profit organization that gives support and shelter to victims of domestic violence. Andrea was recruited and trained by UNH to work as a Family Focus Volunteer. Through the UNH Cooperative Extension, Andrea conducted parenting classes for parents of children ages birth through 6 years. She also taught basic literacy skills as a volunteer with the Exeter Adult Tutorial program. Andrea created and maintains the blog The Picture Book Project at Hogarth School as part of her literacy curriculum.
Lydia Cooper works as Andrea's assistant. She is a 2006 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of The University of Dallas with a B.A. in Chemistry. Lydia discovered she enjoyed teaching while working as a teaching assistant in college. Before coming on board at The Hogarth School, Lydia was employed for 3 years at The St. Charles Children's Home in Rochester, New Hampshire. There she worked with children ages 3 through 12 as a childcare worker. Lydia is certified in infant and pediatric safety and CPR, and attends conferences and workshops to expand her professional knowledge.
Kateri Cooper joined us the summer of 2010, working as an assistant to Andrea and Lydia. She graduated from college in 2010 with a B.A. in English. With her literary background, she is a most excellent storyteller and picker of books.
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You have been the best teacher. Hannah, Class of '02
I always love to tell people about Hogarth and the most wonderful teacher of children one could ever have. I will always be grateful for what you did for my grandchildren. You are a gem, Andrea! M.F., Satisfied Hogarth Grandparent
© 2010 by Andrea E. Murphy