I am a product of Catholic education, having first attended Curé of Ars (K-8) and then Bishop Miege High School. I have grown as a child of God with my peers and because of my Catholic education, I am continuing to live out my faith each day. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma in 2014, I knew that I would come back to Kansas City in search of a teaching job in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. I was fortunate enough to teach at Curé of Ars for two years, but there was something still missing.
As I entered the back parking lot of Holy Name Catholic School, I was drawn in by the endearing sounds of laughter and children at play. It was a special day.
Three years ago, I was a senior in college beginning to look for the next path Jesus had for me. I would graduate in a few months with degrees in English and Secondary Education. My heart was torn between teaching in a Catholic school, where I could share and teach the Faith openly, and teaching at a public school, where I saw a real need for Catholic teachers to make a difference in the lives of struggling and broken families and students. I ended up signing a contract with St. Agnes, a CEF school. Teaching at a CEF school has fulfilled both of those desires in my heart.