Greetings, my name is Martin Flaherty. I am the fourth grade teacher at St. Theresa’s Catholic School, and I am delighted to have the opportunity to educate your child. I myself have been educated within the Catholic school system my entire life, so I remember what it is like being on the other side of the desk. I am originally from Upstate New York, but I have lived most of my life within the southwest portion of the Sunshine State. I guess you could consider me a Yankee, as Florida seems to be a different breed of southern state. After an honorable discharge from my enlistment with the Marine Corps, I pursued a degree in Theology from Ave Maria University with the intent to teach young minds about matters of the Faith. Upon graduating, I began my teaching career in Catholic high schools in Florida and Arkansas, before finding a particular interest in elementary and middle school education. I then began looking for an unapologetically Catholic school that was in the classical tradition, knowing this combination to be rare. Surprisingly, such a school existed in Sugar Land, Texas, and after visiting I knew that this was the school and community for me. I enjoy educating elementary students in particular due to their specific stage in development, which typically offers curious and honest members of a class. St. Theresa’s Parish and School are both filled with such kind and caring individuals, as well as beautiful and faithful families. I am so grateful to have found such a great community to live, work, and pray in, and I look forward to this year and getting to know each of you personally.
A Catholic school with a classical model, I believe, allows for the best education for the entire human person due to its focus on creating a well-rounded thinker. In particular, St. Theresa’s has an outstanding team of teachers that is more than capable of guiding their students to the Truth, and I am honored and humbled to be a part of such an amazing group of faithful individuals. Our Lord made it very clear in the Gospels that the education of children was of utmost importance and seriousness. I understand and gladly accept this momentous responsibility of educating these young minds. With that said, I sincerely welcome parents to contact me with any comments or concerns that they may have, as a solid line of communication is an integral part of ensuring a successful formation for the student. I look forward to a great year, and getting to know each of you a bit better. God Bless.