WHS Faculty/Coach Profile: Ms. Boucher

Emily Coffey '23, Contributing Writer

You usually see Ms. Boucher in the classroom teaching math, but this year she was also spottedin the gym. Ms. Boucher earned the opportunity to bring her competitive nature to the court by coaching the Westborough Girls JV Basketball team. This is the first team Coach Boucher has ever coached and she said she had great experience.

She described her first season as “good, with lots of successful playing.”

Coach Boucher brought her competitive personality as well as her good sense of humor to practice. She enjoyed developing different relationships with students on a more personal level.

Her love for sports began as a child. Coach Boucher grew up in Northbridge, Massachusetts with her competitie twin sister, two other sisters, and her athletically inclined parents. She attended Northbridge High School as a successful student-athlete playing soccer and basketball.

As a young adult, she looked up to the entire U.S. Women’s National Soccer team because they changed the face of sports, especially for women.

Coach Boucher recalled that her favorite memory as a player happened in high school. Her soccer team had won districts in penalty kicks and that whole year the entire school was very supportive of the team “which doesn’t happen that often, especially in girls sports.”

Coach Boucher originally wanted to be an architect up until her senior year in high school where she suddenly changed her mind and wanted to become a math teacher. She said that she had always loved math in school, so it wasn’t surprising she wanted to go into the field. Coach Boucher attended Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York to play soccer and study to become a teacher.

She is back for her second year of teaching at Westborough High School. She says her favorite part about teaching is all of her coworkers.

Coach Boucher says they have been a “supportive and experienced group of people that [she] loves collaborating with” and that they also have helped her become the teacher she is today.
When asked why she came to teach in Westborough she said, “[Westborough] is a great district academically and they give an opportunity to challenge the students”.

When not in school or on the court, Coach Boucher can be found traveling or spending time with her family. She went to Iceland last year and is planning a summer trip to visit many of the US National Parks out west.

In addition, Coach Boucher enjoys working out and spending time with her yellow lab, Gus. You might also run into her at her favorite restaurant, Taco Bell. She also loves watching NFL games and when asked who her favorite team was, she said, “The Patriots, for sure.”

Coach Boucher’s best advice for student-athletes is: “The student comes before the athlete for sure. As much as sports can be important, in the long run, your academics are going to create success for you.”