Middle School Teachers

Caitlin Bisonett - Middle School Language Arts and Sixth Grade Homeroom

 

This is my fourth year as a teacher at St. Cecilia.  I previously had five years of teaching experience in Catholic education.

 

I have a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, a Bachelor of Arts in English, and a Master of Educational Leadership from University of Portland.

 

My favorite quote about learning and teaching:  “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said.  People will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou

 

 

Joe Calabrese -  Middle School Social Studies and Seventh Grade Homeroom

 

I have been teaching at St. Cecilia School for 28 years with previous experience that included substituting in Portland Public Schools.

 

I have a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Oregon State, and a Master in Curriculum/Instruction from Portland State University.

 

My favorite quote about learning and teaching: "The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery."

 

 

Lillian C. Stevens - Middle School Math Teacher and Eighth Grade Homeroom

 

This is my fourth year as a teacher at St. Cecilia and have previous experience teaching 1st grade, 3rd grade, 5th grade, 7th grade science, Algebra, and Middle School Math.

 

I have a Bachelor in the Art of Exercise Science from Willamette University, and a Master in the Art of Teaching from Lewis and Clark College.

 

My favorite quote about learning and teaching: “Education is not filling a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”- William Butler Yeats

 

Amy Stephen - Middle School Science Teacher

 

I have been teaching at St. Cecilia for nine years.  My previous teaching experience includes Middle School and High School science for four years in California.

I have a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Loyola Marymount University with an emphasis in Field Biology.  I have also studied biology abroad in Kenya, East Africa and marine science in Baja, Mexico.

My favorite quote about teaching and learning:  “Dream big….Big enough to fulfill God’s dream for you.” ~ Sr. Peg Dolan, R.S.H.M. - Loyola Marymount University