• Mrs. Houghton  
    I am in my 19th year teaching here in Plainville.  I graduated from Saint Michael's College in Colchester, VT with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education and Psychology in 2005.  I received my Master's in Elementary Education from Fitchburg State College in 2007.   I come from a long line of teachers, including my mom, who taught for over twenty years in Norton, mostly in 2nd grade and my aunt, Mrs. Deeney, who taught 1st grade here in Plainville for thirty-six years!  I student taught in 3rd grade, I taught Spanish K-3 as a long term sub after I graduated, I taught 2nd grade for three years, I co-taught 1st grade for one year, and here I am in 4th grade!  I even taught 2nd and 3rd grade in England!  I can't pick a favorite grade... I love them all so much!  I have been dancing for 26 years and competed on a dance team.  I teach a dance class here at school all year long, too!  I love to
    spend time with my family and friends, ski, bike ride, shop, read, go the beach, and travel.  I have been all over the world, to more than fifteen countries on three continents, to places like Italy, Greece, France, Ireland, Mexico, Jamaica, Spain, Hawaii, Aruba, The Dominican Republic, St. Lucia, Scotland, Croatia, Montenegro, Germany, Bermuda, Cuba, Bora Bora, and Egypt to name a few!  I even spent a month in Europe!  Travel is food for my soul! But, my favorite thing to do is teach!  I feel so lucky to be a part of such a wonderful district!  

    Here are a few of my favorite pictures from some of my travels... enjoy!


    The Cliffs of Moher in Ireland


    Haleakala volcano on Maui, Hawaii


    Maui, Hawaii


    Mrs. Houghton skiing at Heavenly Mountain at Lake Tahoe


    Overlooking Honolulu in Oahu, Hawaii from the top of Diamond Head


    Mrs. Houghton with a camel and the pyramids in Egypt

    Hoover Dam

    Mrs. Houghton at the Hoover Dam


    Stonehenge in England


    The famous narrow road called, "The Shambles" in York, England

    San Fran

    The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
    The Caribbean Sea and Pitons in St. Lucia
    Soufriere volcano
    St. Lucia's Soufriere Volcano, one of the only drive-in volcano in the world!  Here you see some of the bubbling sulfur springs!


    Mrs. Houghton in front of the Edinburgh Castle in Scotland


    Military Tattoo show at Edinburgh Castle in Edinburgh, Scotland


    Mrs. Houghton at the top of Tibidabo in Barcelona, Spain

    by night

    Barcelona by night


    Horshoe Bay, Bermuda
    Mrs. Houghton overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Florida
    Miss Almeida in front of the Eiffel Tower  
    Mrs. Houghton in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France
    Mrs. Houghton at the top of the Shard in London, England.  The tallest building in Europe!
    Overlooking Chianti, Italy in Tuscany!
    Almeida (my maiden name) written on The Arc de Triomphe in Paris
    Mrs. Houghton on the Ponte Vecchio bridge, built in 1345, that runs over the Arno River in Florence, Italy