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Ms. Krystyn Schmerback

CHRIST the TEACHER award – 2018

In Her Own Words: “I am truly humbled at the opportunity to teach and share my love for Christ at John Paul the Great High School.  St. Catherine of Siena said, ‘Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.’ In my vocation as an educator, I aspire to instill this desire in my students: that they discover and embrace the beauty and talents endowed to them by their Creator and that, by engaging the world with these gifts, they might discover the joy of the Christian life and set the world ablaze with the love of Christ. So let us set out into the deep! Duc in altum!” 

  • Adviser, Servant Leadership Association – 2017-present
  • M.A., Public Policy, George Washington University
  • B.A., Classical Languages and Philosophy, Hamilton College
  • Two years teaching experience at a small Classical Catholic academy
  • AP Certified Instructor
  • 2016 Summer Scholar, National Endowment for the Humanities. Selected from a nationwide pool of candidates to attend a three-week seminar entitled, Daily Life in Ancient Rome, the focus of which was methods and resources for teaching about Roman culture through study of literary texts and extant graffiti from Pompeii and Herculaneum.