|Middle School Language Arts, 7th Grade Reading and Religion and homeroom-
Katie Manos graduated from Loyola University Chicago and received a B.A. in Elementary Education and a Middle School Math Endorsement. She is currently working on an English Endorsement. She started her teaching career here at St. Margaret Mary School.
“Ever since I was a little girl, I have wanted to be a teacher. I really knew that teaching was for me in middle school when I had a number of great teachers and fantastic experiences. I also have always enjoyed helping others, especially my classmates in Math and English. I believe that there are so many new experiences, thoughts, and ideas that happen at the middle school age. It is a true adventure and challenge, and very exciting to teach this age group. I love having deep conversations and really digging into the text that we read and expressing our thoughts in the papers that we write. I also enjoy sharing the wisdom that I have with them about high school and college expectations that they will have to face and be prepared for soon enough. I believe that every person is a lifelong learner and has the capabilities to succeed and make a change in the world. I believe in hard work and managing the challenges and struggles that come with it. I believe in having compassion for others, helping others, and being happy.”
Why I Teach at St. Margaret Mary School
“I truly enjoy teaching at St. Margaret Mary and starting my first years of teaching here. From the moment I walked in the door, I have been welcomed warmly by staff, family, and students. This is a true community of love and learning, and I am so happy that I am a part of this family.”
My Interests Outside of the Classroom
“Outside of the classroom I enjoy being outdoors. Whether it is camping, biking, or hiking, put me in nature and I’m a happy camper! I also enjoy listening and seeing live music. Music is a part of life; that is why your heart beats. I also enjoy crafts and reading.”