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Sue Pandiani

Sue Pandiani (MA '98)


At the time of the Award, Sue Pandiani was:

Ella F. Hoxie Elementary School
Bourne, MA

Subject(s) taught: General Elementary
Grade(s): 3

Biographical Information

Sue Pandiani is a retired Math Coach from the Weymouth Public Schools. Previously, Ms. Pandiani was a Primary Science Specialist in Weymouth, MA and a 6th grade middle school teacher in Bourne, MA. As a former third-grade teacher at Ella F. Hoxie Elementary School in Bourne, Ms. Pandiani and her students began corresponding with Boston-based author and artist Peter Reynolds, who was working on The North Star, a children's book that describes learning as a journey of self-discovery. The work became the basis for a yearlong curriculum developed by Ms. Pandiani and Mr. Reynolds. Calling her students the "North Star Navigators," she encouraged them to become poets, thinkers, philosophers and artists as they engaged in Internet-based reading and writing projects and created poems, stories and artworks that explored their individual lives, gifts and talents. Sue Pandiani and Peter Reynolds also published The North Star Classroom Resource Guide.

Additional Information


1969 Anna Maria College, B.A.


L.H.D. Anna Maria College 1999