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Meet the new Principal of L.G. Nourse Elementary School Thomas Higgins!

Picture of LGN Principal Tom Higgins

I attended Stonehill College, majoring in Elementary Education. After graduation I was hired as a third grader teacher in Easton. While working in the classroom for thirteen years at two different schools I received my Master of Education from Fitchburg State College and my Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership and Management from Fitchburg State University. I then served as principal of Moreau Hall Elementary School for nine years, for a total of twenty-two years in Easton Public Schools. I live in the neighboring town of Mansfield with my wife Jenn (also an educator) and our three daughters, Lily (16), Kiki (14), and Charlotte (11). 

What made you choose Norton?

Assistant Superintendent, Dr. O'Neill, reached out to me last school year about the anticipated opening upon Mrs. Luke's retirement at L.G. Nourse in June. L.G. Nourse's motto of "Little School, Big Heart" spoke to my ideals as an educator. I firmly believe in the education of the whole child, and I feel honored and privileged to be the new principal at LGN. 

Why did you decide to become an educator?

My mom is a retired special education teacher. I witnessed first hand the positive impact she had on the students with whom she worked, as well as the colleagues she called friends and family. I always enjoyed working with children, and after my first few classes in education at Stonehill I was completely hooked. 

What do you hope to accomplish this year?

I hope to bring my positivity and energy to our little school, while supporting our faculty and staff, and students and families. I want my new school family to know I am here to be of service and support. Our schools should be places of joy, optimism, and hope. I am so excited to get started!