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Saint Rita Catholic School

Preschool - Grade 8
3801 Russell Road, Alexandria, VA 22305

Mrs. Kateri Vander Woude

Mrs. Kateri Vander Woude, 2nd Grade Teacher, graduated this past May from Franciscan University of Steubenville, where she received a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and special intervention. She grew up in a Catholic family and received a Catholic education throughout all of her years in school. In her second grade year, Miss Spencer learned about the love and mercy of Christ present in the sacraments, especially Reconciliation and Communion. It is because of her own second grade teacher that Miss Spencer is a teacher today; her second grade teacher helped Miss Spencer encounter Christ and the world of literature in a new and beautiful way. Within this upcoming school year, Miss Spencer’s greatest hope for every student is that they experience the love and mercy of Christ as they prepare for the sacraments, and that they may be instilled with a desire to be life-long learners.