I am originally from Upstate New York, and moved to Sugar Land in order to accept this next step in my vocation as teacher and catechist. I have been educated within a Catholic school all of my life, including my undergraduate studies at Ave Maria University, where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theology with a minor in Philosophy. I am currently working on earning a Master’s Degree in Catholic School Leadership from the University of Saint Thomas.
I originally found my calling to be a teacher through my experiences as a non-commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps, where I was offered many unique opportunities to teach important skills to Marines needed for the operational effectiveness of my unit. I have over seven years of experience teaching within elementary school and high school, and I look forward to developing new teaching experiences and growing as an educator in my new role within the middle school as the seventh grade teacher here at Saint Theresa’s. Within the school’s three Houses, I am the Head of House More and have helped lead the Owls to victory for three consecutive years in earning the prized Griffin Cup. I am so honored to serve our beloved students with such talented and faithful faculty members, who are unapologetically obsequious to the Magisterium and strict adherents to the classical model of pedagogy.
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 rather than simply an efficient, competitive employee. Our Lord made it very clear in the Gospels that the education of children was of utmost importance and gravity. I understand and gladly accept this momentous responsibility of educating these young minds and forming them in the Faith of their Fathers. The Church states that a child’s parents are the primary educators, so I sincerely welcome parents to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns that they may have as I serve them in their God-given roles as teachers, because a solid line of communication is an integral part of ensuring the successful formation for the student both in school and at home.