How would you like the students to address you?
How long have you been at St. John School?
What grade/subject are you teaching? Staff - where will you be working?
How long have you been teaching and/or when did you start teaching? If Staff - including St. Johns time, how long have you been doing the same type of job?
20 years total, I started at Saint Patrick's Catholic School in a seventh grade self-contained classroom and eventually specialized in Science.
What are a couple unique qualities/skills about you?
I love to spend time outside gardening, or at the neighborhood pool. I am an avid reader and tend to read historical fiction or mysteries. I enjoy traveling and there's usually a beach involved!
What are some personal items the families might like to know?
I grew up in Lincoln - attending Cathedral of the Risen Christ, Pius, Southeast and UN-L. Later in life, I earned a Master’s Degree in Science Education. My husband, John, and I have been married 33 years and have 4 children (Aaron, Abby, Anna, and Adam), 1 son-in-law (Dylan) and 1 grandchild (Gage).
Who is your favorite Saint and why?
My favorite Saint is Saint Anthony - patron Saint of lost items and helping those in distress or sorrow. When I feel helpless - I pray.
What is your favorite Bible or Saint quote?
Psalms 107:1 – “Give thanks to the Lord for he is good; his mercy endures forever.”
What is your favorite prayer and why?
Prayer for Serenity - God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Amen.
This is my favorite because by praying this prayer, I am focused on a solution rather than a problem.
Why did you choose to teach at a Catholic school? Or why did you choose to teach at St. John’s?
I chose to teach at a Catholic school because I wanted the freedom to share God’s love every day with my students through thoughts, words, and deeds - not holding back about my faith.
Anything else you want to add?
We have a very spoiled Golden doodle (Jackie).