I am a Chicago native who joined the SSJ community in 2011 after my family relocated to Phoenix. In Illinois I taught third and fourth grades in the public school system while my own children attended Catholic school. I was excited to have an opportunity to teach here at Ss. Simon and Jude where I am able to live and share my faith while modeling Catholic values to my students. The faculty and staff are so supportive and always have the best interests of the children at heart. I have been impressed by the numerous opportunities students have to participate in sports, music, theater, and community service.