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Saint Rita Catholic School

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

Miss Jennie Dhanagom

Miss Jennie Dhanagom, Network Admin & K-8 Media & Technology Teacher, grew up in Los Angeles, CA and Cheverly, MD.  Growing up with a Catholic mother, a Buddhist father, and a diverse peer group that ran the spectrum, she has been blessed with ample life opportunities to contemplate and communicate the truths of the Catholic Faith.

Since getting her work permit at age 14, she has worked in Accounting, Retail, Maintenance, Childcare, Education, and Hospitality. She has also volunteered in the healthcare industry, working especially with the elderly. These life experiences never failed to show God’s presence in her life, and she is grateful for them all! After graduating from Christendom College with a B.A. in Philosophy, she taught English in Fukui-shi, Fukui-ken, Japan to children ages 6 months to 18 years.  She then worked at a wonderful Catholic school in Maryland (Kindergarten, Middle School History, and Resource Positions) before coming to St. Rita’s.

On her way back to the United States, Miss Dhanagom fulfilled a life-long dream of circumnavigating the world while visiting friends and family along the way. She loves solo-travelling to all kinds of places and learning new cultures, languages, and traditions. She has enjoyed pilgrimages to Lourdes, Rome, and Loreto, and walked part of the Camino de Santiago. The physical, emotional, and spiritual journey along the Comino de Santiago remains one of her favorite memories.

Miss Dhanagom enjoys discussions–both deep and fanciful–as well as travelling, reading, drawing, writing, crafting, and listening to music. She also enjoys dabbling in sports, from soccer rec teams and volleyball tourneys to swing and contra dancing. She has recently has begun figure skating and absolutely loves it! Her next ambition is to cultivate an actual green thumb…