Mrs. Hamel grew up in Upton, MA and received her BA in English at Framingham State University, where she co-majored in Elementary Education. Immediately after graduating, she returned to Framingham State University, where she earned her M.Ed. in Literacy and Language. While earning her M.Ed., she gained teaching experience in the Holliston public schools, working with 6th and 8th graders with various learning challenges and disabilities. Mrs. Hamel came to Alma del Mar’s Ottiwell campus in 2019, and serves grades 6-8 as a Literacy Specialist. In her free time, she enjoys baking, reading, playing board games, and spending quality time with her husband, her sister, and her seven siblings-in-law.