Sheila D. Milam-Savoy is the always excited and proud Pre-K teacher here at St. John’s School! She is even prouder to say that she has been at St. John’s School since the initiation of the Pre-K program. She is a graduate of Bowie State University where she earned a dual degree in Early Childhood/Special Education. She is currently working towards obtaining her Masters of Education in Early Childhood through Trinity University.
She has been married to her high school sweetheart for 19 years (together for 26) and we have 2 very handsome boys. She is a RAY-vens fanatic. She loves Ray Lewis, which has led to her love of the Baltimore Ravens.
In her spare time when she is not doing lesson plans and creating anchor charts, she loves to spend time with her family, get mani’s and pedi’s and eat crabs.
Her philosophy in teaching is, “to teach them, you must reach them”.
Ms. Amanda is the Pre-K Para Professional and Pre-K Religion teacher here at St. John’s. St John’s is a family school for Ms. Amanda, as she’s a graduate of St. John’s, where she attended Kindergarten thru Eight Grade. Ms. Amanda and her family are also parishioners at St. John’s Church, where she has been involved in the Church and the school all her life.
She is a graduate of Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville, Maryland. This is her first year teaching, and she has fallen in love with teaching and the children. She is currently attending school working on her Bachelors in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Special Education. After completing her Bachelors, she will begin to work towards her Masters in Special Education.
Mrs. Kristi Byers grew up in Bowie and has lived in Prince George’s County most of her life. She has been teaching for the Archdiocese of Washington for 15 years. She is a graduate of Elizabeth Seton High School. Mrs. Byers has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. After taking her first teaching job right out of graduate school, she realized how much she loved being in the classroom and hasn’t left since. She went back to school to pursue her teaching certification, and is certified in Early Childhood Education by the state of Maryland. During Kristi’s teaching career, she has taught Pre-K and Kindergarten. She is happy and proud to be part of the St. John’s family for the last two years.
Ms. Hall has been a part of the St. Johns family since 2013. She moved here from Connecticut where she taught in Massachusetts for 4 years teaching both Pre-Kindergarten and Third Grade. Ms. Hall graduated from Westfield State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and completed her Master’s Degree as a Reading Specialist through Loyola University Maryland. Ms. Hall wants all of her students to find the same passion for reading as she has!
This year marks 17 years at St. John’s for Mrs. Lyle. Prior to working at St. John’s, Mrs. Lyle ran her own daycare of 8-10 little ones from birth to elementary school age. She is currently continuing her education and looks forward to receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education in the near future.
Ms. Erika Harris has been a member of the St. John’s the Evangelist Parish her entire life, and sings in the Contemporary Ensemble at the 9:45 Mass on Sundays. The daughter of two teachers, she attended Catholic schools growing up, including St. John’s and Bishop McNamara High School. She received her bachelor’s degree from Towson University, and traveled with the multi-national cast and crew of Ringling Bros before coming back to Maryland to work in the Prince George’s County Public Schools. In her free time, when she’s not training for triathlons, Ms. Harris loves to design jewelry and clothes, paint, and read as many books as she can get her hands on.
After graduating from Mount Saint Mary’s University, Mrs. Whitworth joined the Saint John’s community as the Junior High Math and Science teacher. She then moved to the third grade position and has been the third grade teacher for two years. In her free time, Mrs. Whitworth enjoys spending time outside with her Retriever mix pup that she rescued from a local animal shelter.
Mrs. Mary Donovan is a native Bostonian. She is a graduate of Stonehill College in North Eason, Massachusetts, where she had the exciting opportunity to do her student teaching in Dublin, Ireland. The product of 16 years of Catholic education, she believes strongly in faith-based education and has spent nearly her entire professional life working in Catholic schools. In addition to teaching at St. John the Evangelist for over fifteen years, she is the proud parent of two alumna. Mary has served, as a moderator for student clubs, was a faculty member on the Archdiocesan committee to revise religion standards, was chosen to be a faculty consultant on an accreditation team for the Middle States Consortium, and is a former St. John the Evangelist Teacher of the Year. Besides spending time with her family Mary’s favorite hobby is reading, a passion she loves to share with her students.
A graduate of Long Island University, Mrs. Butler started her teaching career 16 years ago on the Pacific island of Saipan. She then spent several years at St. Bernard’s School in Riverdale. After the closing of St. Bernard’s, Mrs. Butler found a new home at St. John’s, where she has spent the last 9 years as the 5th grade teacher. She has been the recipient of both the St. John’s Teacher of the Year award and the Archdiocesan Golden Apple Award. In her free time, Mrs. Butler enjoys spending time with her family and spends every summer desperately trying to improve her gardening skills. She has her advanced SCUBA certification and loves to travel as long as the destination is warm and sunny!
A native of Washington, DC, Mr. McDaniel moved home after graduating from Ohio Wesleyan with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science in 2011. For three years he worked on Capitol Hill and for a Political Affairs firm specializing in tax and trade. He followed his dream of becoming a teacher and has joined us after spending the last year at The Barrie School in Silver Spring, MD where he was Montessori trained. Mr. McDaniel is a passionate DC sports fan, especially the Washington Redskins. He enjoys spending his free time with family, friends, and his dog, Winnie.
Mrs. Reimund has been associated with the military all her life. Because of this, she has lived all over the United States. She is a graduate of Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville. Her children are grown and live in other states, so she enjoys being around children of all ages. She loves teaching Middle School students! She has taught many classes other than English in Middle School, but is back to teaching what she loves. Her teaching philosophy focuses on the concepts of teamwork, communication, personal accountability for both the students and instructor, and problem based learning. Mrs. Reimund enjoys gardening, sewing and reading lots of books. She is an avid Pinterest fan and finds all sorts of ideas to better her ELA classes.
Mrs. Keller graduated from the University of Maryland (go Terps) with an education degree in 2002. She received her graduate certificate in Professional Teaching Standards from George Washington University a few years later. She has been in the classroom for 14 years and especially loves teaching math and science. Mrs. Keller likes entertaining family and friends at her house while enjoying good food and Redskins games! She also spends her free time organic herb and vegetable gardening.
Mrs. Agnes Estorninos was born in the Philippines but spent some of
her childhood years in Virginia and Maryland. She is a graduate of the
Ateneo de Manila University with a degree in Computer Science. She
initially worked in the IT industry as a Java developer but decided to
change her career path in 2002 to become a Math teacher at Elizabeth
Seton High School. She has been teaching ever since.
Mrs. Estorninos likes to spend her free time with her family,
especially with her two adorable children.
Mrs. Kadajski has been a member of the St. John’s community for many years. She is the proud mother of three boys, who have all graduated from St. Johns School.
Steven Vermeire is a graduate of St. Johns, where he attended from Kindergarten through Eighth grade. He then attended and graduated from Bishop McNamara High School. Mr. Vermeire is currently seeking a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science at the University of Maryland University College. Mr. Vermeire enjoys soccer and is an avid Liverpool and D.C. United supporter, he also enjoys the outdoors and likes spending weekends canoeing and fishing.
Mrs. Deidre’ (Dee) Le Grand has taught varied core subjects for over 13 years within the Parochial, private, and public school systems. For the past two years, she has enjoyed teaching Music across the content areas, planning Mass services, and holding auditions while planning a memorable Christmas program. As a Psychology major from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, she found enrichment through Musical Theatre, Vocal Training, and Elementary Education. As she pursues her Master’s in Education, she considers it paramount to connect with students in the classroom in order to remain relevant and well-versed about their needs and interests.
Mrs. Le Grand believes every child should be taught as if he/she was your own. She loves to encourage students to become all that their parents have prayed and sacrificed for. She looks forward to assisting children in understanding and enjoying Music from God’s perspective while delving into the richness of Music history and genres.
Mrs. Wilson is a St. John’s alumni and a graduate of La Reine High School. She attended Pennsylvania State University where she received her Bachelors Degree. She was an assistant teacher for PreK, 3, and 4 for two years and has been at St. Johns for ten years. She is an active member of St. John’s Parish and both of her daughters graduated from St. Johns. Mrs. Wilson loves art history and tries to share that love with her students whenever possible.
Mrs. Wilson is also the coordinator for our Community Service Club for our Middle School students. This group coordinates the Community Outreach activities for our school and has collected and sent items to various organizations around the world. This after school activity is a wonderful opportunity for our students to reach out and make a difference in the lives of people in our community, both locally and globally.
Ms. Wright has been a part of a sport team since age 4. She has always enjoyed group activities and being on a team. She has a B.S. in Physical Education and Sports Administration/Coaching from Washington Adventist University. In college, Ms. Wright also played NCAA Division II Soccer and Softball where she was an Academic All American. In her free time she enjoys coaching softball at Elizabeth Seton High School.
Ms. Kate Suuberg
Mrs. Panciera has been a part of the St. John’s family for fourteen years. She assists in the classrooms as the para-professional for second through fifth grades. As the Resource Coordinator for the Student Support Team, she believes it is her privilege and responsibility to treat every student as is they were her own children. “To her that means expecting excellence and having standards of behavior that do not change based on a child’s abilities, disabilities, or circumstances.”
Mrs. Rosalyn Yalung enthusiastically joins the St. John’s Faculty assuming the role as the School Nurse. With 8 years of experience as a staff RN in a Level 3B Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, she looks forward to getting to know the wonderful and talented young people of St. John the Evangelist School.
“Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.”—Val Saintsbury
Chamberlain College of Nursing, BSN
College of Southern Maryland, ADN
Ms. Whelan is a graduate from Marymount University, in Arlington V.A., where she majored in English with a concentration in Shakespearian Studies. Ms. Whelan has been in the Archdiocese of Washington since 2009 and is excited to St. John’s join as the para-educator for grades 2-5. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her corgi puppy, Maddi, and planning her wedding- coming up this December!
Mr. Anthony Ingram
Anthony Ingram was born in Durham North Carolina; he is the oldest of five siblings. Mr. Anthony is the father of two boys, and enjoys attending youth football games. Mr. Anthony has been a part of the St. Johns community for the past nine years.
Ms. Gillespie has been in Catholic Education for 20 years. She first began her teaching career teaching 1st grade. She then came to St. Johns School in 2000 to teach 3rd grade. She served as the Assistant Principal and the Middle School Administer up until the past year. She is very excited in her new role and has implemented many new initiatives in accordance with the school’s mission of Academic Excellence, Social Development and Religion Formation to bring St. Johns School to a new competitive level.
Ms. Gillespie has a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Arizona University and a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction. Her entire career has been with the Archdiocese of Washington and is truly committed to Catholic Education.
MaryJane Fratantuono-Harris has been Development Director at St. John’s since 1997. Development comprises of budget, accounts payable, collections, Admissions and special events. Before joining the St. Johns family Mrs. Harris was the lead Budget Analyst for Prince George’s County Child Support for 21 years. A graduate of LaReine High School Mrs. Harris has lived in Clinton since 1973. Mrs. Harris is married with two children whom are both alumni of St. John’s. Mrs. Harris is also a proud grandparent to her wonderful new granddaughter. An awesome dog Maxwell also is a part of her household. It is a pleasure working at St. John’s School, it is a warm, inviting school with excellent academics.