Teacher of the Year

Jennifer Hedrington

Jennifer Hedrington has been a classroom math teacher for 16 years, 11 of them in Malden. Hedrington’s philosophy is “teaching in color through the lenses of love.” The Malden Education Association member breaks that line down this way: “I try to teach the whole child while celebrating the uniqueness of each student. I also understand that I am a powerful motivating force in their lives, and I have the ability to shape society's next superhero or villain.” Hedrington explains that teaching is a career, but it’s also a passion. “I teach math because it’s my living, but I educate because I love.”