Park and Recreation director. Lifeguard. Educator. These are just a few hats that Middlefield resident Hannah Malcolm wears on any given day.
And while many would find this juggling act overwhelming, Malcolm welcomes the challenge.
A graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University, Malcolm holds a degree in health education and is employed by the New Haven Public School system, where she works with 7th and 8th graders. “I see about 120 kids on an average day,” she said.
Away from school, Malcolm serves as director of the Middlefield Parks and Recreation Department, overseeing day-to-day operations and special events such as Trunk-or-Treat and the Christmas tree lighting.
“I feel like I am fortunate to have the town be excited about everything,” Malcolm said. “Even if it’s just putting out a bench, everyone is very supportive.”
Also, Malcolm works as a lifeguard at the Middlefield beach, is a member of the Lions Club, and is always available to help local scouts.
“Hannah is a very dedicated person to our town’s parks and rec. department,” Boy Scout leader Michael Janis said. “While Hannah is not directly involved with the scouts, she is a valuable resource to them and helps out whenever they need access to the pavilion at Peckham Park with no hesitation.”