Teacher Spotlight

Teacher Spotlight: Darlene Jacoby

From the time she was a child, Darlene Jacoby always knew that she wanted to become a teacher. Learn how she’s driven to help her students become lifelong learners, readers, and writers: What did you want to be when you were little? I wanted to be a dance teacher. I danced for over 20 years…


Teacher Spotlight: Holly Talbert

Holly Talbert teaches Language Arts at St. Charles Borromeo and is passionate about creating an exciting and memorable learning experience for her students! Learn more about her and the experience she brings to her classroom: Where did you grow up? I grew up in Brunswick, GA. Tell us about your journey to becoming a teacher.…


Teacher Spotlight: Sara Kim

Get to know Sara Kim, a kindergarten teacher at St. John Vianney Catholic School. Learn more about her story, her passion for education, and how God led her to working at SJVS. What did you want to be when you were little? I saw a documentary when I was little about orphans in another country,…


Teacher Spotlight: Jennifer Connell

With 27 years of experience, Jennifer Connell brings a wealth of knowledge to her AP Psychology classroom. Learn more about her and passion for working in education! How many years have you been teaching? I’ve been teaching at Bishop Moore for 15 years, but I’ve been teaching high school for 27 years! I taught at…


Teacher Spotlight: Daisy Nassis

Get to know Daisy Nassis, a middle school social studies teacher at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School. She encourages her students to think critically, develop strong communication skills, and dream big. When did you know that you wanted to become a teacher? When I first had this passion, my goal was to work with at-risk…


Teacher Spotlight: Kristana Reitz

Kristana Reitz, a science teacher at St. James Cathedral School, incorporates the latest technology and exciting hands-on projects to engage her students in the classroom. Learn more about her experience throughout her 20 years of teaching: What did you want to be when you were little? For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted…


Teacher Spotlight: Cindy Castanheira

For the last nine years, Cindy Castanheira has been a part of the St. Andrew Catholic School family. Get to know her story and how she brings her faith, experience, and passion for teaching into the classroom. What did you want to be when you were little? I always had a passion to teach young…


Teacher Spotlight: Debra Egan

Debra Egan, a first-grade teacher at Holy Family Catholic School, has spent 24 years dedicated to her students. This school year, she received the prestigious Distinguished Teacher Award from the Diocese of Orlando in honor of her passion for education, deep faith, and love of children. Get to know her story and her journey to…


Teacher Spotlight: Amy Yaw

Since 2003, Amy Yaw enjoyed teaching at St. Margaret Mary Catholic School. Recently retired, she looks back on her time at SMMCS as a blessing and reflects on how she was able to incorporate faith and a passion for literature into her classroom. Where did you grow up? Batavia, NY, which is a small town…


Teacher Spotlight: Steve Shewey

Get to know Steve Shewey, an English teacher at All Souls Catholic School. Learn about his journey to becoming a teacher and how he brings his classroom to life through Shakespeare. What did you want to be when you were little? I was a typical kid — I wanted to be a baseball star! As…