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Faculty Highlights: Janice Fox

posted Nov 8, 2013, 7:02 AM by sullivanp@serrahs.org

This week, Serra Catholic is proud to feature Mrs. Janice Fox, our Spanish and Psychology teacher.  Mrs. Fox has taught Spanish since she joined our community in 2007, and now teaches psychology classes to our students as well. In addition, Mrs. Fox moderates Serra's Pro-Life Club and helps to organize the March for Life that students attend each year. Below, you may find Mrs. Fox's autobiography:

When we are young, people ask us what we want to be “when we grow up,” and so often, children change their minds multiple times throughout their lives. I, on the other hand, always knew that I wanted to be a teacher, though the subjects that I wanted to teach changed multiple times, and I am so happy that my life has taken the journey that it has.

Growing up outside of the small town of Loretto, PA, the second of seven children, I always loved going to school! My parents enrolled all of us in Catholic education, starting with St. Michael School for kindergarten through 8th grade. In conjunction with my parents, the teachers, some of whom included sisters and Franciscan Friars, instilled in me a love for the Catholic faith. I knew early on that I wanted to share my faith with others, and I always felt that God was calling me to be a teacher in a Catholic school.

I pursued my Catholic education at Bishop Carroll High School in Ebensburg, PA followed by Saint Vincent College in Latrobe. In both locations, I was able to further my love of the faith and learning. While at Saint Vincent, I majored in Spanish and obtained minors in Education K-12, English, and Psychology.

Upon graduation from Saint Vincent in 2007, I began working at Serra, which was a little bit like coming home since the school has Franciscan roots. I knew that upon beginning my teaching career at Serra, I was also saying “Yes” to the call of God’s will. While working with the students at Serra, I was also still living at Saint Vincent as an Assistant Residence Hall Director and as a professional Spanish and English tutor for the Opportunity/Act 101 SVC/SSS TRiO program. After two years, I moved off-campus, but I still continue to serve as a tutor.

From 2008 through 2012, I studied to obtain my Master of Science Degree in Education in Child Psychology. Upon receiving this degree, I am thrilled to be teaching Psychology again at Serra.

In 2010, I married my best friend and college sweetheart, who is now a Religion teacher at Bishop Canevin High School. Outside of work at Serra and Saint Vincent, I volunteer as a cantor at my home parish each weekend. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, reading, and cooking.