“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” - Saint Teresa of Calcutta
Reflections on Catholic Education
Catholic education has had a major impact on my life, as I have attended Catholic schools from preschool through graduate school. I am so grateful for the faith formation I received through that experience and that I now have the opportunity to pass on to my students that which I have been blessed to have received. Being in an environment where students and teachers share a mutual goal of spreading love and helping one another get to heaven is such a beautiful one to be a part of. It is so critical that children learn from an early age and are continually reminded of God’s love and mercy and the importance of glorifying Him in all we do. In a Catholic school, students are reminded of this on a daily basis. They are educated in a safe and loving environment by teachers and staff who care about them and truly have their best interest in mind.
Saint Teresa of Calcutta said, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” As a Catholic school teacher, I know that I cannot reach massive groups of people, but by leading through example and teaching my students about Christ’s incredible love for them, I can help to form the minds and hearts of others who in turn can evangelize to all those they encounter in their lives. - Miss Lamontagne
Miss Lamontagne graduated with honors from Assumption College in 2013 where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and concentrated in both Elementary and Middle School Education. She holds teaching licenses in Elementary Education and Middle School Mathematics. After graduating from Assumption College, she spent a year serving as a volunteer at a pre-k through eighth grade Montessori school in St,Louis, MO. She then spent two years as a member of Providence College’s“Providence Alliance for Catholic Teachers” program where she worked full-time as a fourth grade Catholic school teacher in New Bedford, MA and earned her Masters in the Art of Teaching Mathematics.
She is excited to continue working with students and sharing her faith in a Catholic school community. As a former competitive swimmer, she loves to be active and continues to find joy and rejuvenation in swimming, running, biking, and any outdoor activity. In addition to loving time spent in God’s beautiful creation, she also enjoys painting landscapes and baking gluten free treats to share with her family and friends. She resides in Manchester, NH and has been a lifelong parishioner at Ste. Marie Parish.