Grade 6 – Teri O’Donnell
My initial area of study in college was accounting! I quickly came to realize that my greatest desire was to be a teacher and soon changed my major to elementary education. I graduated from Shippensburg University and my first teaching job found me right here in Columbia at St. Peter’s School. After 3 years at St. Peter’s I moved to Kauai, HI and spent 3 years there as well as 3 years in Fallon, NV. I did not teach while in Kauai but did teach the Seriously Emotionally Handicapped Junior High class in Fallon, NV. I moved back to Columbia and taught for 3 years as a long term substitute teacher in the Manheim Central School District. I was offered a job as a 7th grade teacher at Holy Trinity School in Columbia and have never regretted taking that position. I have been in Catholic education ever since, 25 years, and am truly grateful.
Grade 7 – Abigail Frey
I am a graduate of Millersville University and hold a degree in Middle Level Science Education. The 2016-2017 school year marks my fourth year of teaching. Before coming to OLA in 2014, I was a long term substitute for the 8th grade Earth and Space Science class at Columbia High School. I also coached junior high field hockey for both Lancaster Catholic and Lancaster Mennonite High Schools.
Grade 8 – Karen Fischer
I am a York College graduate with additional graduate work experience at Millersville University from 1970 to 1974 for permanent certification. This year is the start of 42 years teaching with 19 years spent at Our Lady of the Angels. I am married for 36 years with two step-children named Todd and Tobe and two biological children named Alexander and Martyne.