Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (D-Lowell).
Massachusetts Third District Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (D-Lowell) makes a brief return to academia Thursday morning to “teach a special seminar on government and politics” at Methuen High School.
Tsongas, a former teacher and college dean, will be joined by Methuen Superintendent of Schools Judith Scannell and Methuen High staff and students to teach a class of approximately 100 freshmen students at Methuen High School who have been studying American Government, including Advanced Placement Government students. She will discuss how she became involved in politics, her role as a congresswoman in governance and advocacy for the third district and the dynamics of Washington. Tsongas is also expected to answer students’ questions, according to a statement.
“Congresswoman Tsongas frequently tours and visits various organizations and communities in her District to learn about the issues important to them, and this visit will be an opportunity to return to the classroom as a former teacher and college dean to connect with Third District students interested in government and politics and share her experiences as a Congresswoman,” a spokesperson said.
Prior to being elected to Congress, Tsongas was dean of external affairs at Middlesex Community College, Lowell and Bedford.