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Meet Mrs. Tammy Purrington

Meet Mrs. Tammy Purrington:


Mrs. Tammy Purrington is our speech/language teacher.  She was born in West Stewartstown, NH and has one younger sister.  Mrs. Purrington’s dad worked at Ethan Allen in Beecher Falls, VT, and her mother worked at the Coos County Nursing Home.  As a child, the family had a dog named Blacky.  Her favorite childhood book was Corduroy, and she enjoyed watching Looney Tunes on TV. 

Mrs. Purrington went to high school right here in Pittsburg where she particularly enjoyed her business classes.  She liked going ice skating as a child.

Before working here at Pittsburg School, Mrs. Purrington worked at the Ethan Allen factory.  She’s been working as the speech/language teacher for three years now, but she worked here as a para-professional for several years before that.

Mrs. Purrington says she likes seeing children light up when they have learned a new concept and having confidence in themselves. When asked what she likes about working here, she replied, “I like the small numbers so you get to know your students on a more personal basis.”  She decided to work in the field of education because she wanted to help students overcome obstacles that might be holding them back.  In addition to working here, Mrs. Purrington is the Clarksville School treasurer and also the Clarksville school clerk.  She feels her best talent is her organizational skills.

In her spare time, Mrs. Purrington enjoys reading murder mysteries and lots of different fiction books.  She also enjoys doing puzzles and spending time with her family. She and her family have a cat named Fluffy.

Asked who her hero is, Mrs. Purrington responded, “My niece Maci because of her strength, determination, and her outlook on life.”  Her most memorable vacation was her family’s first trip to Disney in 2004.


·         Ice cream: chocolate

·         Holiday: Christmas

·         Sport: baseball

·         Sports team: Red Sox

·         Outside activity: nature walks

·         Vacation place: anyplace warm and with water

·         TV show: A Million Little Things

·         Singer: Kane Brown

·         Type of music: Country

·         Toy growing up: Barbies

Updated 1/29/2020