Lauren Douville ’06, who teaches religion and AP Psychology, and science teacher Kara Johnson are departing Pallotti at the end of the academic year.
Douville, who attended school before teaching here for four years, is leaving for an internship, required to finish her masters in counseling.
Mrs. Douville says, “it is possible for me to return when I get my license in counseling. I will miss my colleagues and working with them”.
She liked teaching about what she’s passionate about, which are the Bible and psychology. Douville said, she “will miss her students and some things of teaching”. she cites Assistant Principal David Tenney as the reason she started teaching. He was her favorite teacher, “an inspiring person”, who inspired Douville to care about social issues and the Bible.
Douville also met her husband here, the son of Math teacher Patricia Douville. The couple have a young daughter. Pallotti, she said, “is a special place for me because I am alumni”. She thrilled to be working alongside many who were her former teachers.
Johnson, who has taught physics and biology during her three and a half year tenure, is leaving Pallotti to go back to college full time. At present, she is applying to programs but remains interested in science and medicine.
Johnson said, “the sense of family and community here at Pallotti” are the things she will most miss.
She has always wanted to do something in the medical field but decided this was the time to pursue those dreams.
“I wish everyone the best with the new year and to be a more knowledgeable individual,” she added.