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Meet the Enrichment Faculty

Mrs. Clemencia Johnson- Foreign Language (Spanish)

Clemencia Johnson My name is Clemencia Johnson and I teach Spanish at Saint Mary’s to students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. I come from a multicultural family. Although I was born in Chile, as a child I also spent time with my family in Bolivia. In Chile, I attended a co-ed Catholic school taught by Spanish nuns. I have fond memories of my teachers, especially Sister Teresa who was my kindergarten teacher. Her ways and tender nature inspired me to become a teacher. I often remember and share memories of her with my students.

As a teenager, I moved to the United States with my family and attended high school. There, I met my husband. We have been blessed with three sons. When our sons grew up, I decided to continue my education and enrolled at the College of William & Mary. As part of the program, I studied one summer at the University of Cadiz in Spain.

I enjoy learning about other cultures. I find it essential that in order to understand each other, we need to know about others. It is my desire that my students will see the differences and similarities that we all share as human beings, learn from other cultures and appreciate their diversity. With this experience, they will be able to form a bridge between nations.

I am a graduate from the College of William & Mary with a major in Hispanic Studies and a minor to teach English to students of other languages. I obtained a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education with a concentration in Secondary Foreign Language. I hold a Virginia State License and I am certified teacher, PreK-12.

This is my sixth year teaching Spanish. I have also taught French and Latin as exploratory languages.

Mrs. Jamie Green- Technology/ Media Specialist

My name is Jamie Green. I am truly blessed to have the opportunity to be the Technology & Media Specialist at Saint Mary’s. My love for Christ, Mary Mother of God, my family, and children granted me this opportunity to work at this wonderful school. My passion for teaching became evident when my children were born. Being a domestic engineer (aka: stay-at-home mom) revealed my love to teach and watch young children experience life. When my children began their school career here at Saint Mary’s, it provided me the opportunity to work as a substitute and teacher’s aide. Both of my children have been attending Saint Mary’s since they were 3 years old. This school offers not only a wonderful faculty and staff, but the opportunity for each child to grow in their faith and academic life.

I hold an A.A.S in Computer Information System from Thomas Nelson Community College and a B.S. in Computer Information Systems. I have completed the Career Switcher Program at Old Dominion University and I am currently certified to teach Pre-K (3) through 3rd grade and all grade levels in Computer Science.

Mrs. Melinda Monk Salken - PK-8 Physical Education

m.monksalken.smss@gmail.com

 

Mrs. Lauren Rosenbaum - PK-8 Fine Arts

l.rosenbaum.smss@gmail.com

Mrs. Terri Finn - Academic Support

My name is Terri Finn and I have been part of the Saint Mary Star of the Sea School family for the last eleven years. All three of my children are graduates of Saint Mary's and have used the foundations of this school to lead them through successful high school and college careers.

After staying at home with my children for many years I returned to teaching first grade in 2004. I am currently the Resource aide, which allows me to work with many children throughout the school. I am a 1989 graduate of Towson University with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.

t.finn.smss@gmail.com