Karen Remillard has been teaching at MCES for 15 years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Elms College and has 22 years of teaching experience. She is very involved in her home parish of St. Mary’s in Uxbridge where she is a Eucharistic Minister and an associate member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
“One of my favorite things about teaching at MCES is the students,” she says. “Seeing the looks on children’s faces when they learn something new or figure out something that has challenged them makes my job completely worthwhile. Another of my favorite things is that I get to share my faith with all of the students.”
What’s her typical day like?
“Mornings from 8:30 to 9 a.m. is Language Arts with fifth and sixth grade, and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. is Social Studies with fourth grade. From 10:15 to lunch, I have Reading and then Social Studies with my homeroom (Grades 5&6). After lunch we have specials (Art, Music, Phys. Ed.) and then Science and Religion. I round out the day, every day, with bus duty.”
Miss Remillard would like people to know that Milford Catholic isn’t just about strong academics. “We are about teaching the whole child: faith, academics, and character. Since we are a pre-K to grade 6 school, we get to see the children grow over an nine-year time span. We get to know each child, their families, and their individual needs.”
She says parents know that their children are safe and loved as much as they would be if they were still at home. “We are a family here at Milford Catholic; part of a family that has been in Milford for quite a while.”
One of her favorite moments?
“Every afternoon at dismissal, the oldest students walk the youngest students across the street to their parents who are waiting to take them home. My students love the responsibility of doing this, and the little ones get very attached to their “walking buddies”. The fifth and sixth graders also partner with the kindergarteners when we walk up the street to Mass at St. Mary’s. The sight of these tall students holding the hands, zipping the coats, or listening to the stories of the little ones is always moving. No matter how many times I see this, it still brings tears to my eyes.”