This year Cardinal Pacelli welcomes seven new teachers! We are blessed by the vitality, experience, and expertise they bring to our school community. In addition to welcoming back Mrs. Taul and Mrs. Parker, we are excited to have three first-year teachers.
Maggie Banker Taul is teaching 5th grade science and 6th grade science and religion. She taught at Cardinal Pacelli for ten years until 2010 when her daughter Jane was born. Jane is now a fifth grader at Cardinal Pacelli, so Maggie has truly come full circle. Maggie earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from Xavier University, as well as her M.B.A. and M.Ed.
Margo Parker has been skydiving twice! But for right now she is teaching 5th and 6th grade math and 6th grade English. From 2015-2018, Margo taught math in our junior high. She returns to Cincinnati after a stint in Boston and Raleigh, where she also taught. Margo earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Cincinnati, as well as an M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction.
Anne Losekamp is our new junior high social studies teacher, as well as the 7th grade English teacher. This will be Anne’s eleventh year teaching. She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Cincinnati and M. Ed at Mount St. Joseph University. Anne loves studying history and uses every family vacation as an opportunity to visit a new historic site.
Rachael Klein is teaching 7th and 8th grade reading and 8th grade English. She is a graduate of Miami University, and this will be her first year teaching. She completed her student teaching at Freedom Elementary in the Lakota School District. Rachael is a native of Cincinnati and attended grade school with Gabbie Phelps, another new teacher.
Allison Hills is our new 4th grade teacher. She will instruct students in language arts, science and math. Allison grew up in Cincinnati and earned her degree from Xavier University. This will be her first year teaching and her second time training for a marathon. Her goal is to complete the virtual 2021 Flying Pig. She completed her first in 2018.
Gabbie Phelps is teaching 5th grade reading and English and 6th grade reading. In May she graduated from the University of Cincinnati, and this will be her first teaching assignment. She has a Basset Hound Shepherd mix and loves dancing, especially ballet. She attended grade school with Rachael Klein, another first-year teacher.
Jen Martin is our 5th grade social studies and religion teacher and our 6th grade social studies teacher. She is currently working on her doctorate at the University of Dayton and used to be an assistant principal in Columbus City Schools. This will be her fifteenth year teaching. She loves dogs and is a “foster failure” four times.