Welcome! I partner with Mrs. Santoni as homeroom teacher for 7A. I will teach Religion for 7th grade, Guidance for 7th and 8th grade and I am the school counselor. My goal for my Religion students is to guide them to embrace the truth and beauty of our Catholic faith and to develop a personal relationship with our loving God that will sustain them through life's challenges. As the school counselor, I collaborate with parents, the administration, and teachers to create a foundation for each student’s success. I also assist students with their academic, personal and social development.
I am a native of Davenport, Iowa, and a graduate of St. Mary's College, Notre Dame. I received a MA in Education/Counseling from St. Louis University. I have been blessed to work at St. Patrick School for 32 years. Prior to St. Patrick, I taught at Holy Trinity School, Dallas; Bishop DuBurgh High School, St. Louis; St. Cecilia School, St Louis; and worked as a lay missionary with the Holy Cross Sisters in Parana, Brazil.
I have been married to, John, for 35 years. We have two children, John and Kathleen, who are both proud graduates of St. Patrick School. We are all so grateful to be a part of the St. Patrick Family!
I received The Work of the Heart Award in 2007, The Hesburgh Excellence in Teaching Award for 2011, and was St. Patrick Teacher of the Year in the 2012-13 academic year. When I am not teaching, I enjoy working with the St. Patrick Refugee Outreach Program.