Salutations, my name is Laura Lopez. I was born in Texas, but grew up in Maine. I received my Bachelor’s degree in International Studies with a concentration in history, from the University of Maine at Presque Isle. While I attended college I participated in sports by running for the UMPI Owls cross country team. Academically, I served as the historian for the National Honor Society. More importantly not only did I nurture my mind and body while in college, but I also enriched my soul. I was fortunate enough to journey through my campus ministries RCIA program as I felt a strong calling to the beauty of the faith I was exposed to as a child. After college I worked for a local nature center developing curriculum for students of all ages. It was during this time that I was blessed to substitute at STCS during my days off. It was then that I fell in love with the blending of Catholic tradition and rigorous education. Since then I have worked as the kindergartener aide here at St. Theresa, and also as a first grade teacher in the archdiocese but I am blessed to once again have the opportunity to teach at Saint Theresa Catholic School.
What makes 3rd grade at St. Theresa’s unique? We use Singapore math, which teaches students to use pictorial representation while working through word problems and Riggs Institute for Spelling. This is a rigorous program designed for students to become successful readers. We also, start Literature Circles, where we will discuss the novels we will read as a class. At St. Theresa, we give our students the ability to become well rounded individuals and independent thinkers; through our fine arts program, foreign languages, history, and core academic studies. Students are able to grow in the love of Christ, in becoming active participants in mass.
I am truly blessed be part of St. Theresa’s and look forward to teaching your child.