I have been teaching at St. Joseph School for seventeen years. I started my tenure here as a part time Spanish teacher when my children were young. In 2008, I took over the Grade Eight Homeroom position along with Middle School English Grammar and Vocabulary.
I grew up in Arlington, Massachusetts where I graduated from St Agnes School and Arlington Catholic High School. I went on to graduate summa cum laude from Boston College with a BA in Spanish. (A highlight of my college career was studying in the picturesque city of Seville, Spain during my junior year!) When I applied to teach at St. Joe’s, it immediately felt like “coming home,” and the job fit perfectly into my life. It truly was (and is) “my dream job.”
I live in Wakefield with my husband Danny and three older children who are currently all in college. I do cherish the fact that all of my children graduated from St. Joe’s! The sacrifice was well worth it. I have so many fond memories of their years here! They all enjoyed the nurturing environment and close-knit community feel that St. Joe’s offers.
Outside of school, I enjoy walking, reading, cheering for the Red Sox and Patriots, shopping for bargains, making photo collages, and taking selfies:)
After graduating from Boston College, I worked for what is now Verizon in various departments including customer service, sales, Spanish relations, quality control, and training for eight years.
Favorite Part of Being a Teacher at SJS
In a week’s time, I teach all of the students in Grades Kindergarten through Eight.
(The Kindergarten students are my buddies.) It is a special feeling to see each child in the hallways and to be able to greet each one by name! Then, when the student reaches eighth grade, I write his or her high school recommendation. Because I feel like I have gotten to know each student so well, it is a very fitting role for me to help each student embark on the next stage in life’s journey.
“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike.”
~John Muir- a Scottish-American naturalist, conservationist, and author
This quote always reminds me to lead a balanced life, and the quote is inscribed on a tribute wall along the Marginal Way in Ogunquit, Maine. This scenic walkway is one of my favorite places to visit when refreshment is needed!