Erin Doherty 1997

I loved my time at SJRCS. It wasn’t just a school – it was a family. I had many opportunities that helped shape who I am today – student government, public speaking, working in teams, competing in Odyssey of the Mind, and participating actively in my community. After graduating from Middlebury College in 2005, I worked in student life for several years, and now I work at a leadership development company based in Washington, D.C. I am currently telecommuting, as I live in Vienna, Austria with my husband, who is posted at the U.S. Embassy in Vienna. Wherever I am in the world, I am always engaged in my community, thanks to the foundation of values I developed during my time at SJRCS.

 

Kerrie Rourke Densmore 1988

I have wonderful memories along with my academics, thanks to St. Joe’s Grammar School. It’s nice to know that 24+ years after graduating 8th Grade, we managed to pull a lot of classmates and teachers together for a night at the Common Man Restaurant to reminisce and laugh. How wonderful it was to have Mrs. Saunderson join us too! You don’t hear of grammar school reunions too often. St. Joe’s really was something special.

My learning lesson: To this day I remember Sr. Jean caught me chewing gum in 3rd grade. She gave me one piece of double sided graph paper and one pencil. In each teeny tiny square, I had to write the word GUM. BOTH SIDES! I never chewed gum in school again. Ever!

 

Ace Thompson 1988

My years at St. Joe’s afforded me the foundation for academic success, and instilled me with a strong work ethic. Currently working as an elementary school administrator, I can’t help but look at new education initiatives such as “21st Century Learner and Common Core” without thinking, that’s what we were learning at St. Joe’s 25 years ago. My early years at St. Joe’s shaped me as a student, a friend, and a Christian.