Marisa Giandinoto graduated from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology. During her undergraduate studies, she created and led a faith-based household on campus, taught Latin to elementary-level students, and volunteered as a team leader for the High School Faith Formation Program at St. Theresa Catholic Church. She graduated summa cum laude and was recognized as the Outstanding Theology Student for her year.
Prior to her undergraduate studies in Houston, Ms. Giandinoto lived in several different states, including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Missouri. She was raised in the Catholic faith and was homeschooled along with her three younger brothers. After graduating from the University of St. Thomas, she spent one year serving in the Pacific Alliance for Catholic Education Program (PACE). During this time, she took graduate-level courses in Education and taught Fourth Grade at St. Patrick Catholic School in Washington state.
In the classroom, Ms. Giandinoto aims to build a strong, Christ-centered community and she hopes to generate a deep sense of wonder within her students. As a Catholic educator, she feels that it is her duty and vocation to form young students into great leaders and saints who radiate Christ’s courage and truth, and who exemplify the Blessed Mother’s compassion and generosity. She is looking forward to teaching at Saint Theresa Catholic School and is grateful for the opportunity to provide students with an education that helps them to understand the meaning of man’s journey on this earth and that prepares them to become the best versions of themselves.