This year Hanover Middle School welcomed two new teachers who have quickly assimilated and are doing great things for our students:

Hannah Romanauskas graduated from Penn State in 2013 with a degree in Secondary Social Studies Education and, minors in History and Political Science. She began her teaching career as a long term sub for 1.5 years at Susquehanna Township Middle School in Harrisburg, PA. She also lived in Richmond VA and taught at Chesterfield County Public Schools, Meadowbrook High School for 2 years with a focus on International Baccalaureate Theory of Knowledge courses and United States History courses.

Ms. Romanauskas also coached field hockey at the middle school level for 2 years at Elizabethtown Area Middle School. She coached in Richmond at Glen Allen High School for 2 years, and had an undefeated season!

She is now teaching 7th grade Social Studies which focuses on ancient world cultures. Her students enjoy her activity based lessons and technology integration. Ms. Romanauskas coaches varsity field hockey, which went 16-1-2 this year! We are so happy to have her here and look forward to more great teaching and impressive coaching.

Mrs. Louisa Marks graduated from York College in 2015 with a degree in Secondary Education Mathematics. She was a long term substitute at South Western for 1.5 years. She is now teaching 8th grade Mathematics which includes Algebra 1 and Pre-Algebra courses.

When asked about her involvement thus far at Hanover, she shared the following: “I have been busy with Math Club as usual, which I started up in November. We meet every other Tuesday to discuss different interesting math topics as well as completing lateral thinking puzzles and hands on “manipulative” time during every meeting.”

“Also, I had a great time helping out student council as a chaperone of the Snowball Dance for the 7th and 8th graders. Additionally, I offer Math Help Sessions which is a open door policy offered 2 mornings and 2 afternoons a week to 8th grade students.” We are fortunate to have Mrs. Marks and are excited for her students.