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2nd Grade


baileyMrs. Kelly Bailey

Mrs. Kelly Bailey has been teaching since 1994, and has been a second grade teacher at SSJ since 1996.



Grace McCarthy

Mrs. Grace McCarthy

Mrs. Grace McCarthy, formerly Grace Lambros, is an alumni of Saints Simon and Jude School. She got married over the summer of 2021. After working alongside her former teacher, Noreen Swan, she took over her Second Grade classroom in November of 2020. She is very excited to be able to teach young students and raise them up in the SSJ community that she loves!


The second grade teachers’ favorite thing at SSJ is being part of a compassionate, loving, and supportive community. In second grade, the teachers collaborate to build and enhance the curriculum to meet the needs of individual students and the uniqueness of each incoming class. This continues to be rewarding and challenging each year. In addition to being a strong educational institution, we are proud to be part of a community that wholeheartedly embraces those in need.


  • Sacrament of Reconciliation
  • Religion Buddies with Seventh Grade
  • Reading and Math Centers
  • Hands-On Science
  • Departmentalized Science and Social Studies
  • Christmas Program
  • SSJ Recommended Reading List – Level 2