Kelly Jones, Our Lady of Hungary
School Grade/Subject You Teach
How many years have you been a teacher?
I have taught for two years.
Did you attend Catholic school?
I attended Corpus Christi grade School and Saint Joseph High School.
What is the most rewarding thing about teaching in a Catholic School? The most rewarding thing about teaching in a Catholic School is the family atmosphere. Everyone truly cares about one another and takes care of each other.
What do you feel is the Catholic school advantage for students? For you as a teacher?
The Catholic school advantage for students is the opportunity to explore and ask questions about their faith. For me as a teacher, it is the ability to use faith in our daily lessons, both academically and in the little lessons that many kindergartners are just starting to learn. Being able to incorporate faith and God into those important teaching moments is invaluable.
Who inspired you to be a teacher?
My Mom inspired me to be a teacher. She worked at Corpus Christi for many years when I was there. She showed me what a difference a good educator can make in a child’s life.
Tell us about a moment when being in a Catholic school environment supported or significantly impacted your work as a teacher.
One that the Catholic school environment impacted my work as a teacher, was when I was going through a difficult time in my personal life. Mr. Goralczyk, Father Kevin and all of my fellow teachers rallied around me and supported me. Without their help and prayers, it would have been very difficult to make it through that time. I am so thankful for them.
From the principal
“Kelly Jones is a bright, young, vibrant teacher. Kelly exhibits patience and understanding while teaching her students. Kelly has a strong Catholic Faith and brings and practices it daily. We are lucky to have Kelly Jones as part of our staff at Our Lady of Hungary School.” Kevin Goralczyk, Principal.
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