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4th Grade

mcgaheySr. Donna McGahey

Sr. Donna McGahey began teaching fourth grade at Ss. Simon and Jude in 1990. Having been employed at SSJ since 1982 and living as a Loreto Sister for eight years, she has seen two generations pass through our school, and three former students employed as teachers here. She says, “I was here when Pope John Paul II and Mother Theresa visited. I love being part of something bigger than myself – the history of Ss. Simon and Jude School and Parish.”


Mrs. Sara Miller

Mrs. Sara Miller began teaching in 1995, and her first year at SSJ was in 2009… She says, “The reason I teach is because I love kids and I love school! I have three daughters, two of whom have graduated from SSJ, and the other one is currently a student here. We discovered SSJ through our babysitter’s family – and we are so glad that we did!”


  • Studying the Ten Commandments
  • Learning About Arizona and the United States
  • State Capitol Field Trip
  • Studying Pioneer Life – including a literature study and research report
  • Science Labs
  • Field Trip to Pioneer Village
  • Performing the play “Alice in Wonderland” – Room 7
  • Performing the play “All the Money in the World” – Room 8
  • Great Books – Level 4