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Mrs. Maria Seay

In Her Own Words:  It is with great joy that I begin a new chapter at John Paul the Great High School after being a Prek-8 Spanish teacher for 21 years at another diocesan school . I feel very blessed to do what I love, which is to teach the Spanish language, and to share my Hispanic culture and faith with such an outstanding faculty, staff, and student body. St. John Paul the Great believed in embracing many nations with their unique cultures and languages. St. John Paul the Great understood, as Nelson Mandela did, that 'if you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart." 
  • M.Ed, University of Mary Washington
  • B.A. in foreign languages, Universidad Apec, Santo Domingo , Dominican Republic
  • Commonwealth of Virginia Licensure in Spanish Prek-12 grade
  • CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Who's Who Among Students in America's Universities and Colleges (2007)
  • Over 37 years of teaching experience having taught English or Spanish in Dominican Republic, Japan, and the United States