It is with great pleasure we announce the appointment of our Second Grade teachers. They were chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants. Our search committee valued post-graduate educational credentials and specialized certifications, teaching experience in the primary grades especially second, a demonstrated love for the Catholic faith and experience in catechetical formation of children for First Reconciliation and Eucharist. Enthusiasm for learning, love of children and an optimistic, nurturing attitude were also essential.
Kristen Johnson is already known by some of our school community, having helped with our own Pre-K and as a substitute teacher in the Rumson School district. Kristen Johnson has a Bachelor of Science degree from Fairfield University and her Master of Arts in Teaching Childhood and Elementary Education from Monmouth University. She has also coached tennis at both St. Leo the Great and here at Holy Cross.
Nicole DePalma Huthwaite earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing from Monmouth University along with a minor in Information Technology and her Master of Arts in Teaching from Monmouth University. Her experience in the classroom and her familiarity with the use of modern teaching technology will be of great benefit to our students and faculty alike.
Welcome to Holy Cross!