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Alumnae News

List of 5 news stories.

  • Faculty Member Katie Lodes Receives Presidential Award for Science Teaching in Washington, D.C.

    St. Joseph’s Academy faculty member Katherine “Katie” Lodes today received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) facilitated by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. PAEMST was established by Congress in 1983 and is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on elementary and secondary school teachers of mathematics and science. Recipients have both deep content knowledge of the subjects they teach and the ability to motivate and enable students to be successful.

    Lodes is one of four mathematics and science teachers from Missouri to receive this award this year and the only high school educator representing Missouri. She received her award today during a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

    “I am humbled to represent my school and our educational community. This honor bolsters my passion to bring the excitement of science to my students,” Lodes said. “I have been blessed to be surrounded, encouraged and challenged by those in the science community to bring this dynamic discipline, complete with its uncertainty, to my students. This award is not about one person but rather represents St. Joseph’s Academy’s overall dedication to learning and sharing.”

    Lodes earned an M.A. in Biology from Washington University in St. Louis and has been an educator for 29 years, serving at St. Joseph’s Academy since 2002. Her passion is to bring the people and processes of science to her students. Throughout her career, she has mentored students to present their own research at international conferences, introduced aquarium science and other programs to her department and brought different aspects of Biology, Marine Science and Zoology to life for her students and peers.

    “Katie Lodes is the epitome of a ‘scientist as teacher’ in the classroom whose knowledge and love for the biological sciences enables her students to go above and beyond both in and out of the classroom,” said Jennifer Sudekum, Principal at St. Joseph’s Academy. “She facilitates independent research conducted by our students and provides them opportunities to present research to professional scientists at conferences including the Polar Ice Summit and the American Geophysical Union Conference. Her students also participate in prestigious research opportunities, including the Virtual Human Interactions Lab at Stanford University.”

    St. Joseph's Academy is a college preparatory school in Frontenac, Missouri sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Founded in 1840, the mission of the Academy is to provide quality Catholic education for young women in an environment that challenges them to grow in faith, knowledge, and respect for self and others. Our community expects these young women to make a profound impact in the world.
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  • Angel Connection Event: Kansas City

    Our Kansas City Angel Connection Event was held on September 26. Dr .Regina Mooney (President), Linda Holland Decker ’83 (Director of Institutional Advancement, Clare Conners MacConnell ’01(Annual Giving Specialist) and Michaela Witcher (Former SJA Athletic Director and Faculty Member) were excited to catch up with alumnae and share exciting school updates.

    The alumnae in Kansas City are looking forward to gathering again soon!
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  • Kristin Harrer '99

    St. Joseph's Academy is proud to share the news that Kristin Harrer '99 (CMO of Dollar Shave Club) was named to the Forbes "CMO Next 2019: 50 Game-Changing Marketing Leaders" list!
    The list is "a compilation of 50 CMOs who are redefining the CMO role and who embody all that the role is becoming, can be and will be in the future. Through qualitative research tapping into the expertise of industry watchers as well as Forbes’ editorial industry knowledge, the list features 50 people who have reached the highest-level marketing position within a given company—CMO title or equivalent—and who are driving brand and business growth."

    Please click here to view the list.
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  • CSJ Golf Tournament

    Dr. Regina Mooney (President), Ms. Karen Davis (Principal of Student Affairs) and Mrs. Linda Holland Decker ’83 (Director of Institutional Advancement) joined the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and St. Teresa’s Academy at the 2019 CSJ Golf Tournament. While supporting the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, the St. Joe team proudly earned championship trophies!
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  • JoeBotics Team is preparing for another great season

    Members of the JoeBotics team are hard at work building their robot for the competition season.

    This past Saturday, alumna Dr. Liz Burns (’11) who is employed in the Materials Science Division at Boeing, worked with some of the girls who were designing parts for the robot to be 3-D printed. Liz recently completed her doctorate in Materials Science at Missouri University of Science & Technology in Rolla.

    JoeBotics Team members include:
    Katie Augsburger '20
    Megan Jachna '23
    Megan Nguyen '22
    Kate Broun '20
    Kelsey Kimes '22
    Caitlin O'Rourke '23
    Kelly Dean '22
    Katie Kostecki '20
    Marie Rebello '20
    Amanda Favazza '23
    Sophie Maniscalco '21
    Sarah Stewart '20
    Sydney Hilker '20
    Morgan McKinnis '22
    Madison Weishaar '21
    Johanna Jachna '23
    Liza McMahon '20
    Katie Young '20

    Mr. Bill Broun, Mr. Michael Goodrow and Mr. Alfred Strout are the team’s adult mentors
    and Mrs. Julie Haddock is the team’s faculty coach.
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St. Joseph’s Academy is a private, Catholic high school for girls in St. Louis, Missouri, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Our mission is to provide quality Catholic education for young women in an environment that challenges them to grow in faith, knowledge, and respect for self and others. Our community expects these young women to make a profound impact in the world.

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