Bruins Teacher Highlight

Deb Handfield from was determined to become a math teacher after one of her high school instructors suggested that she couldn’t.

“‘Some girls struggle in math, so good luck to you all,'” Handfield recalled the male teacher telling the girls in the class. “That’s when I knew I was going to be a teacher, but math was definitely the subject I was going to focus on.”

Handfield, a teacher at Dr. Kevin M. Hurley Middle School in Seekonk, Massachusetts, is in her 15th year teaching sixth-grade math. She stresses to her students that the subject is for everyone.

“The negative experiences I had absolutely shaped the teacher that I am today and the path that I took,” Handfield said, reflecting on Teacher Appreciation Week. “Knowing what they did and how they did it reminds me every day what not to do to my students. All students can be successful; it doesn’t matter who you are.

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Handfield’s students enjoying STEM Day on the Ice at Warrior Arena.


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