About Hillary

 

The below words best describe Hillary A. (Bartlett) Newsome. For each word there is a definition, and from each definition a person will know who Hillary was as a person.

 

As a child, Hillary was energetic, enthusiastic and eager to learn. She was always exploring and looking for adventure. She was popular and outgoing yet she found the heart to involve herself with those being less popular and include them in her life in a way that made them feel included.

 

Hillary graduated from high school in 2007 and went on to Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner. There she studied to prepare herself for a career in teaching, specifically Early Childhood. She continued her studies at Fitchburg State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree. She first worked for the Messiah Lutheran Preschool as a preschool teacher. Hillary also volunteered at Camp Sunshine in Casco Maine as a camp counselor for children with life threatening illnesses, where she became very passionate about their cause

 

She then met her husband, SGT. Tyjuan Newsome, USMC, and moved to Jacksonville, NC where her husband was stationed with the Marine Corps. She continued her work as a preschool teacher as well as an ABA Tutor in that area. SGT. Newsome and Hillary recently relocated to Pennsylvania.

 

In her younger years Hillary was an avid baseball player in the Leominster National Little League, and softball player in the Leominster Lassie League. She continued playing softball in the Women’s Summer League. After moving to North Carolina, she continued playing softball and kickball in various leagues on Camp Lejeune.

 

Hillary’s zest for life was contagious and it showed in her work with the many lives she touched while teaching and tutoring children.  Because of her professionalism and dedication to each child, she improved their lives greatly.

 

Hillary had an amazing and beaming smile that would light up a room and warmed everyone’s hearts. She enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest each and every day. She loved her family and friends more than anything in the world.

 

It can be said that she dedicated her life to working with young children with autism and special needs. Her lesson plans for each individual child were well thought out and designed so that each child prospered from her working with them.

 

The world has lost a great teacher, but the lord has gained a remarkable one.