Mrs. Vicky Sofianek - 6th Grade Homeroom, Grade 5 -8 Science, Including Marine Science
Ken Williams - 6th, 7th, 8th Math, Algebra and Geometry
I served in the U.S. Air Force for over 27 years. I had always wanted to be a teacher to help inspire young minds. I am looking forward to helping Saint Mary’s students gain an excellent foundation in Math. I want to be the teacher that students look back on and say he cared and made a difference.
I bring five years of teaching experience to Saint Mary’s. I taught at the Air Force Academy Preparatory School for five years. While there I taught Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus and Q-Basic Computer Programming. Since being hired I have run into many alumni that have fond recollections of their time at Saint Mary’s. I am excited to be coming back for a fourth year to the Saint Mary’s family. I teach 6th grade Math and 7th and 8th grade Geometry and Algebra.
Sister Anne Elise Wiora, O.P. - Seventh Grade Homeroom & Religion 6th - 8th, Algebra 8th
Greetings! My name is Sister Anne Elise, and I am happy to be a part of this welcoming community. This is my first year teaching at Saint Mary Star of the Sea School and also the first year I am living anywhere close to the ocean. It is beautiful here!
I grew up near Chicago where I completed my bachelor's degree in Math education. I then began teaching Math and coaching basketball before entering the Dominican Sisters five years ago. It is a great blessing to have the opportunity to continue my love for teaching as a religious sister. For the past two years, I taught Algebra I and II, Scripture, and Morality at Notre Dame High School in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
This year, at Saint Mary's, I am teaching 6th - 8th grade Religion, 8th grade Algebra, and I am also helping out with 5th and 6th grade Math. My hope is that the students and I grow even closer to the Lord in Religion class and even in Math. It is a great gift to read and meditate on the Bible and teachings of the faith with the students. I am looking forward to see how God touches each of our student's lives this year!
Ms. Margaret Zelinka - 8th Grade Homeroom, 6th - 8th Grade History and 7th - 8th Grade Language Arts