Describe Loyola in One Word: Community
Hometown: West Islip, NY
What do you teach at Loyola? Physics, Engineering, Math
What activities do you participate in at Loyola? Coach Varsity Baseball and Soccer, Co-Moderate Science Club, Grade Level Retreats, Leadership Camp, Outdoors Club Trips, Camden Trips
How long have you worked at Loyola? 3 years
What makes Loyola unique? Loyola is a close-knit school with a small student body of 200. When I went to high school there were more than 2000 students so this is new to me. The small nature of the school allows students to get close to one another and work together well.
What are your interests outside of work? Playing and watching sports, reading (fiction and nonfiction), cooking, TV and movies
What university did you attend and what did you study? I attended Villanova University for Undergrad and Grad school and earned a Bachelors and Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering. After that I attended The Catholic University of America and earned a Masters of Arts in Secondary Education in Math/Physics.
What is one of your favorite memories at Loyola? The championship baseball game last year and the Kairos retreat this year.
What is your favorite part about working at Loyola? Teaching is my primary focus at Loyola but being involved in clubs and sports with the students is something that stands out to me.
What is your favorite meal from the cafeteria? Chicken Parm with garlic bread and veggies
Describe Loyola in One Word: Welcoming
Hometown: Clitheroe, in the glorious Red Rose County of Lancashire. It’s a nice place to call home.
What do you teach at Loyola? English
What activities do you participate in at Loyola? I am moderating the Lit Mag for the first time this year, and last year I directed the Spring performance of Much Ado About Nothing, which was challenging but very rewarding!
How long have you worked at Loyola? Just over a year. It feels like a lot longer though. (In a good way!)
What makes Loyola unique? It’s probably clichéd, but the way it feels like a family. Everyone genuinely cares for each other – students and staff alike – so it’s a really lovely environment in which to work.
What are your interests outside of work? I run, read (for business and pleasure) and try to take advantage of living in the best city in the world. I also have a slightly worrying addiction to Criminal Minds.
What university did you attend and what did you study? My first degree was in Linguistics and Phonetics, at the University of Leeds, while my graduate degree was in Secondary English Education at the University of Cumbria. They both seem like a long time ago now, though!
What is one of your favorite memories at Loyola? Playing dodgeball against the junior boys during spirit week and being left in on my own. It was terrifying – they were ruthless!
What is your favorite part about working at Loyola? The fact that everyone smiles and says hi when you pass them on the stairs or in the corridor.
What is your favorite meal from the cafeteria? I’m a big fan of the chocolate milk. Does that count?
Fun fact about yourself: I was actually born in New York. True story. Can’t you tell by my accent?