Mrs. Saunders

My name is Mrs. Katie Saunders and I am the ELA teacher for 5th grade. I have taught English, business classes, medical terminology, legal terminology, court reporting, and realtime software skills.  I have taught at multiple grade schools, high schools, and colleges.  I spent the last 15 years teaching in the Special School District of St. Louis County and St. Louis Community College.  I received my bachelor's degree from Washington University-B.S. and my Master's of Education degree from UMSL.  I am certified by the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Ed in Business, Marketing, Language Arts, and Special Education.

I like to spend time with my two adult children and four grandchildren, especially in nature.  I enjoy foreign travel, especially pilgrimages to Marion shrines such as Lourdes and  Medjugorje.  I have two dogs -- one Maltese and one Maltipoo.  An odd talent that I have is that I can write on a realtime shorthand machine - although, I'm a little out of practice now!

I hope to open a world of wonder to students that can only be found in books.  I also want them to improve their writing skills to become better communicators - a true necessity in today's digital world!  Most importantly, I hope to draw them closer to Our Lord, Jesus Christ, who offers hope in this troubled world.

I've been a parishioner at Queen of All Saints for over 30 years!  I love the friends I've made here and the spirituality  we share.  God is so good!