Mrs. Hanson has been Mizzentop’s Athletic Director since 2000, when the school was just getting started on the top of Quaker Hill. Since then countless children have learned the art of soccer, floor hockey and myriads of other sports under her instruction.
Born in New York City, Mrs. Hanson received her B.A. in Recreation from SUNY Cortland. She was a recreational therapist before finding her true calling as a Mizzentop teacher. She is a certified field hockey official.
In her spare time, Mrs. Hanson is an avid runner who has run 5 marathons and 15 half-marathons. She has participated and volunteered at several charitable races including the Miles of Hope Run for Breast Cancer. Her passion for running began as a member of the "Team in Training" team for the American Stroke Association, where she raised over $5,000 when running her first marathon in Hawaii. She also loves theater and dance, and traveling. She has 3 children and 2 grandchildren.