Holy Cross Catholic School in Green Bay, Wisconsin has hired two new teachers to accommodate the growth of the school and expand the curriculum for the 2009/10 school year.
Mrs. Carolynn Bodwell was hired to teach religion and literature to grades 6-8 at Holy Cross. Mrs. Bodwell graduated from St. Norbert College in 2004. She spent the past two years at Notre Dame Middle School as the librarian and enrichment specialist.
Mrs. Bodwell credits her mom for her career choice. She commented: "My mom is a teacher and she inspired me to become one as well. I attended Catholic schools growing up and I have a strong belief in Catholic education."
Ms. Maria Fonferek was hired to launch a new band program at Holy Cross. She graduated from St. Norbert College with a degree in Music Education. Ms. Fonferek was a student teacher at Electa Quinney Elementary in Kaukauna, Red Smith Middle School and Shawano High School. She has also volunteered as the flute choir director at Notre Dame Academy.
"I decided I wanted to teach music my sophomore year of high school because of my amazing high school band director. He was a great motivator and always encouraged me to reach beyond my goals and shoot for the stars,"commented Ms. Fonferek. "He influenced me in such a positive way, I realized that I wanted to have the same effect on students as well."
About Holy Cross Catholic School
Located on the growing northeast side of Green Bay at the historic crossroads of Church and Bay Settlement Roads, Holy Cross Catholic School is the point at which faith, community and education converge. The school educates children within the Catholic faith and provides them with opportunities to develop the values, attitudes and skills that will enable them to become vital members of the community. Holy Cross Catholic School has been in existence for 141 years and has an enrollment of 195 students in grades EC3 to 8th grade. For more information, please visit the school's website: http://www.holycrossfamily.org/.
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