What Your Teachers REALLY Do on Summer Vacation 

Ah, glorious summer:  longer days and later bedtimes, trips to the beach, family vacations, and no alarm clocks beeping in our ears.  Summertime provides a respite and much-needed break from school for students and teachers alike.  During the school year, many students are surprised when they see their teachers at the grocery store or restaurant; so, imagine the shock in knowing what teachers do in the summer!   

What do teachers really do on summer vacation? 

They adventure. 

They work. 

They celebrate. 

They learn. 

Read below to discover how some of your PCA teachers are enjoying summer break!     

Miss Holly, PCAP:  This summer I am off to several great adventures.  I am substituting at PCA’s Eagle Camp.   I will visit my son, daughter-in-law and grandson in MN.  I am taking an Early Education course for teaching.  I will take a trip to research family history in New York.  Finally, I plan to complete projects around the house, such as staining the deck. 

Mrs. Treadwell, Grade 8:  I’m spending the summer getting ready for my kids’ weddings.  Here I am at my son’s rehearsal dinner.  Next up is my daughter’s wedding in August.  

Mrs. Trueira, Grade 1:  I went camping and hiking for 10 days in the Green Mountains (Vermont), Adirondacks (New York), and White Mountains (New Hampshire).  This picture is from Mount Marcy, the highest point in New York. 

Miss Harlee, PCAP:  So far, there have been lake trips and many swims in the pool with my kiddos, and I currently in Jamaica on vacation!   

Mrs. Veno, Fine Arts:  This summer I am taking care of my 1 year old son Brendan, practicing my clarinet (yes, music teachers practice!), teaching private lessons and at two music camps, preparing for school and hanging out with my family. We went to Acadia National Park (the picture attached is at Bar Harbor) and have plans to camp in Vermont soon.  

Mrs. Brown, Kindergarten:  In the summer I spend time with friends and family. Whether it be quilting, picking strawberries for jam, or sipping on iced coffee each day is relaxing!  I search for sea glass while listening to the gulls overhead and the waves lapping the shore. Our one-year-old pup, Callie loves the beach!    

Mrs. Lenz, Grade 2:  I’m cleaning my house, doing projects, meeting friends for breakfast, reading, swimming in my pool, walking on the beach, and working on a scrapbook for my granddaughter!   

Ms. Scott, Grade 7:  This summer, I went to DC for a wedding and ended up staying a few extra days to explore. My friends and I toured the monuments, explored some of the museums, and perused the Library of Congress. Can’t wait to hear about your summers!  

Mrs. Tolley, Library:  I am having so much fun adventuring with Anna, Lydia, and Mr. Tolley! We have gone to the beach many times and spent a few wonderful days in the White Mountains. Here we are after hiking to the top of Mt. Willard! 

Mrs. Sturgis, Library:  I am doing projects at our home all summer!  Our kitchen/powder room are almost done!  I am in the process of washing and putting things back where they belong; it’s a good time to purge and to thoroughly clean.  Two more projects (bathrooms) to go. Not looking forward to dusting again.  I am allergic to dust. 

Mr. and Mrs. Stevens, Fine Arts:  This summer, the Stevens have married off their 2nd daughter, went camping (cooked donuts, caught fish, and saw moose!), And so much more!  We’ve also spotted PCA families at Lone Oak Ice Cream, Starbucks, and PCA summer camp! 

Mrs. Monahan, P.E.:  Summer is for swimming, running, and just having fun! Also taking some time to enjoy family in a favorite spot! Woohoo summer! 

Dr. Abood, Principal:  You can find me relaxing on the beach, camping with my family, or enjoying the freshly waxed floors of our classrooms! 

Ranked “#1 Private K-12 School in New Hampshire” by Niche 2019 Best Schools, Portsmouth Christian Academy has been inspiring students on the seacoast to maximize their potential for forty years. PCA provides a nurturing educational environment that emphasizes Christ-centered community, outstanding academics, differentiated learning, and exceptional character. Located just minutes northwest of Portsmouth, NH on a fifty-acre riverfront campus, PCA is a dually accredited, independent, college-preparatory day school where young people from preschool to Grade 12 are challenged to thrive academically and grow as servant-leaders prepared to impact the world for good. For more information, visit pcaschool.org.