Here’s the latest in our “Where are you now”? section!
Mrs. Heather Pecoraro is a Maryland native who grew up in Edgemere in Baltimore County. She currently still resides in Edgemere and is a parishioner at St. Luke’s Catholic Church. She attended St. Luke’s School from prekindergarten until the sixth grade. In seventh grade she attended the new Our Lady of Hope/St. Luke School. For high school she attended the Catholic High School of Baltimore where she graduated in1995. She then graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. After graduating college, Mrs. Pecoraro decided to enroll in a flight school in Florida that was owned and operated by Delta airlines, to pursue a career as an airline pilot. She graduated flight school and continued her career as a flight instructor for Delta Connection Academy. Mrs. Pecoraro took her first airline job with Midwest Airlines in Milwaukee, WI flying a Beech-1900. She then moved on to fly a Canadain Regional Jet for Comair Airlines, owned and operated by Delta Airlines in Cincinnati, OH. After many years of moving all over the country, traveling all over the world, and missing many birthdays and holidays, she moved back to Baltimore to be with her friends and family. Mrs. Pecoraro loved working with children so she decided to continue her education and attend graduate school at Loyola University Maryland where she obtained a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She is currently a full time Speech-Language Pathologist for Baltimore City Public Schools. She currently works three days at Holabird Academy Elementary/Middle School and two days at Armistead Gardens Elementary/Middle School. She enjoys spending time outside with her three children who all attend Our Lady of Hope St. Luke School and her husband Mike Pecoraro(who she met in flight school and is also a pilot) and whenever possible renting a plane and flying just for fun!
Stories of SuccessNovember 2013
Congratulations to the following alumni who made honors at their high school for the first quarter:
The Catholic High School: Samantha Hacker, Casey Manlove, Ericka Zacharko, Alyssa Dvorak
Archbishop Curley High School: Tyler Poston, Demetrios Powers, Michael Remeikis, Matthew Boulden, Jarrod Ditzel, Hugh Kinsey, Zachary Kafka, Tyler Rahnis, David Grzechowiak, George Powers, Michael Terzi, Matthew Brummet, Hunter DeFelice, Evan Fulghum, Ben Terzi, Price Kinsey, Wayne Cecil
Did you see the article in The Dundalk Eagle about our graduate, Gintas Bradunas? Gintas has been selected to participate in the program, “Teach for America”. This program was founded in 1990 to, as its website notes, “ensure that kids growing up in poverty get an excellent education.”Teach For America works to place recent college graduates in classrooms in low-income urban and rural communities across the nation. Those accepted into TFA program pledge two years of teaching in a low-income school district. They earn a salary and benefits from the district in which they teach. At the end of the two-year program, TFA teachers earn their certification, allowing them to teach in any school district. Teach for America has a very rigid application process, accepting only 11 percent of those who apply. Gintas was one of those accepted. He will begin teaching this fall at Booker T. Washington Middle School in Baltimore this fall. We are very proud of you!!!
We are proud to announce that so many of our eighth grade students have decided to continue their education in a Catholic High School. Acceptance letters reflected a ninety nine percent acceptance rate. Students earned substantial scholarships and grants from the following schools:
- The Catholic High of Baltimore awarded a total of $24,000 dollars to three graduating students.
- The Institue of Notre Dame awarded a total of $10,000 dollars to one student.
- Archbishop Curley High School awarded a total of $40,000 to three graduating students.
- Archbishop Spalding awarded a Presidential Scholarship of one half tuition to one student for four years
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