2nd Grade

Audrey Horgan, 2nd Grade Teacher

My name is Audrey Horgan. I have been a teacher in Boston for 26 years. I have been at the Bates since 2011. This will be my 22nd first day of school in second grade and I still get so excited on School Eve that I can’t sleep. I was the same way when I was a student in the Boston Public School system. The best part of being a second grade teacher is seeing my students become more confident learners every day.

In my free time I enjoy reading mysteries and spending time with my large extended family and friends.

Audrey Horgan, 2nd Grade Teacher | ahorgan2@bostonpublicschools.org

Diane McClain, 2nd Grade Teacher

Hi! My name is Diane McClain and I teach second grade at the Bates. I was born and raised in Boston so the city holds a special place in my heart. Over the last 24 years, I have been lucky enough to teach children ages five through ten.

I’m proud to call myself a Boston Public School Educator and to be a member of the Bates Team of teachers, specialists, paras, custodians, lunch staff, YMCA staff and school administrators. The Bates is a wonderful and supportive community. The diversity of our school and neighborhood help to make it a rewarding place to teach.

It is inspiring to work with second graders and their families to encourage a lifelong love of learning and building relationships that last a lifetime.

I also enjoy the outdoors, gardening, and exploring local lakes and trails while hiking, biking, and kayaking! I especially love spending time with my family.

Diane McClain, 2nd Grade Teacher | dmcclain@bostonpublicschools.org

Megan Burney, 2nd grade Inclusion Specialist

I am thrilled to be entering my 10th year as a Boston Public Schools educator! I began my  career teaching 4th grade Inclusion. After completing my Master’s degree in Special Education, I’ve spent the last few years in specialized teaching roles, serving students with special needs and students that are English language learners. I strive to insure that all students have access to rigorous academic tasks and make progress by having their unique learning needs met. 

I am originally from New Jersey, where most of my family still resides. I fell in love with Boston after attending Northeastern University, and have not left MA since. I now reside in Milton, my husband’s hometown, with our dog and 2 cats. In my free time I enjoy reading, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and taking my dog to various hiking spots in our area.

This year will be my second at the Bates and I look forward to continuing and eagerly participating in our work on inclusion and equity. 

Megan Burney, 2nd Grade Inclusion Specialist| mburney@bostonpublicschools.org

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