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Ms. Clare Anderson

In Her Own Words: From the first moment I saw the school building, I didn't want to work anywhere else, but here. Blessed with the calling to teach, I found myself thrilled to be teaching in such an atmosphere of joy. To have a position where I can spread knowledge, art, and happiness according to my faith is something for which I am continually grateful.

One of my favorite quotes comes from St. John Paul II, “Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are an Easter people and hallelujah is our song.” In a world that sometimes seems to be falling apart, John Paul the Great Catholic High School is a perfect place to be reminded that there is always a great cause for joy.  I am thrilled to be a part of a community which grasps so wholeheartedly to St. John Paul II’s words. Leonardo da Vinci tells us “to magnify God’s creation.” As a teacher of history and writing, I am excited to share with students the works of the past that do this as well as inspire them to undertake this task of magnifying creation themselves in all aspects of their lives.

  •  B.A., Classics: Latin, University of Mary Washington
  •  M.F.A., Creative Writing, Lindenwood University
  • Two years as a volunteer director for Youth Ministry summer drama at Saint Patrick Parish in Fredericksburg