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Mrs. Gina Hughes

  • Hello, wonderful families!

    I am Gina Hughes, and I am excited to be your child's learning support teacher this school year. Let me share a little bit about myself.

    Background: I am passionate about education and creating a positive and engaging learning environment for all students. I hold a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, and a master's degree in Special Education from Duquesne University. I have been teaching in the Burgettstown Area School District for 22 years. My journey here has had me as a 6th grade learning support teacher, 4th grade learning support teacher, inclusion teacher and life skills teacher.

    Interests: Outside the classroom, I am busy being a sports mom. I have a daughter who is a competitive gymnast and plays middle school basketball.  My son plays travel and Cup soccer and travel basketball.  We are always busy!

    Communication: I strongly believe in the partnership between home and school. Clear communication is key to your child's success. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, or just to share the exciting moments in your child's life. I am here for you and your child every step of the way.

    Classroom Environment: Our classroom is not just a place for learning; it's a community where every student is encouraged to explore, ask questions, and grow. I am dedicated to creating an inclusive and welcoming space where each child can thrive academically and socially.

    Expectations: I have high expectations for our students, but I also believe in providing the necessary support to help them meet those expectations. Together, as a team, we can help your child achieve their goals and build a foundation for a lifetime of learning.

    I am genuinely excited about this school year and the opportunity to get to know each student individually. Let's work together to make this a fantastic and memorable academic journey for your child.

    Feel free to contact me at or via the class dojo app.

    Here's to a year filled with growth, learning, and lots of fun!

    Warm regards,

    Gina Hughes

    Learning Support/ Life Skills Teacher grades K-5

    Burgettstwon Area Elementary School