By Hannah G.
Mrs. Laidlaw is a new member of the Special Education Department at Duxbury High School. She attended Curry College and received her undergraduate degree in Special Education.
Mrs. Laidlaw was compelled to work in the special education department because of her mother.
“My mother worked at Cardinal Cushing so I always went there and bonded a lot with the students and that’s when I knew that’s what I wanted to do,” said Mrs. Laidlaw.
Cardinal Cushing Centers, located in Hanover, is a school for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, which is where Mrs. Laidlaw worked before she came to Duxbury.
Although she does not get much experience in classrooms, Mrs. Laidlaw said there is a variety of differences between Cardinal Cushing and Duxbury. Cardinal Cushing is “a private school that is more based on meeting vocational needs and working on life skills versus Duxbury, a public school, that is more classroom-based.”
Mrs. Laidlaw is adjusting to her new environment in Duxbury in a positive way. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her nine-year-old daughter.