Mrs. Tighe is our 4th and 5th grade homeroom teacher, and has taught at Pilgrim for more than ten years. “I try to instill a joy for inquiry in my students,” she says. “It’s really fun to teach fourth and fifth graders, because they are flexible and uninhibited thinkers. One of the best parts of my job is helping my students discover how to build their own reading lives, which I hope becomes a lifelong process for them.”
Mrs. Tighe received a B.S. in Education from Northwestern University, where she also met her husband of over thirty-five years. They are the proud parents of a son, Joey, as well as a daughter, Anna, who attended Pilgrim from kindergarten to eighth grade. In her spare time, Mrs. Tighe enjoys reading, cooking, gardening, walking her dog, and more reading!