Featured teachers of the month:
Ms. V. S. is a very popular teacher with our students. She
consistently shares her passion and understanding of
students as well as her great competence as a catalyst
of learning excitement in mathematics. She brings 40
years of teaching experience and was given the honor of
Best Mathematics Teacher by HISD twice. She specializes
in grades four, five, and six.
teach: 4-6th grade Challenge Math, and Word Problem
Solving (Brain Fitness).
Mrs. S. J.
holds a Ph.D., member of the upper school faculty at St.
John’s School since 2003, has taught chemistry for
seventeen years. Prior to St. John’s School, she taught
Chemistry I Honors and Chemistry II AP at Austin High
School in Fort Bend ISD. She graduated from the
University of Texas at Austin in 1992 with a Bachelor’s
of Arts in Biochemistry, Master’s in Education
Administration in 1995 from Southwest Texas State
University and a Doctorate in Professional Leadership in
2011 from the University of Houston. During her tenure
at St. John’s School she has been the recipient of M. D.
Anderson Chair in Science and has taught Regular
Chemistry and Honor’s Chemistry at Rice Summer Camp for
She will teach: 10th grade Pre AP Chemistry and
has about 15 years of teaching Science and Mathematics.
He has taught Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus,
Calculus, IPC and Chemistry He has likewise been in
several research programs funded by National Science
Foundation thru University of Houston and Texas A &M
University, both as participant and as Master Teacher.
He is at present teaching AP Physics 1 and 2 and Pre-AP
Physics. His students topped State tests and district
tests and has good success in AP testing as well.
He will teach:
AP Physics I, 10-12th
grade AP Physics II.
Mr. J. L.
is an experienced and very popular teacher with more
than 16 years experience at a private school as the math
department chair. Prior to teaching, he worked as a
math specialist in the software industry for more than 8
years. Mr. L. has taught, with
enthusiastic teaching style, all levels of
high school math at some of the finest schools in
Houston. He is a returning instructor from last summer
and fall where he taught all levels of high school math.
He will teach: 8-9th grade Algebra I,
grade Geometry, 7-8th grade Contest Math and
Word Problem Solving/Contest Math AMC 8.
He will also teach on Friday and Saturday: 10-12th
grade SAT/PSAT/ACT Math, 7th grade Duke TIP
Ms. A. N.
has been an accomplished
English teacher for twenty years. She has helped two
school districts significantly raise their standardized
writing scores by showing students special techniques
that make their writing appealing to professionals. She
has also mentored over twenty students who went on to
win prestigious recognition in writing including keys in
the Scholastic Writing Competition and national
publication in sources like Cicada and Chicken
Soup for the Teenage Soul. Ms. N. is one of the
co-founders of the Houston Women Writers Cooperative and
the sponsor for Kerr High School’s student writing
organization: The Writers’ Table. She has been a
participant in the Iowa Summer Writing Festival,
Houston’s Monday Night Writers, and the Algonkian
She will teach Sunday:
8-11th grade Creative Writing for Scholarship and
Competitions; 10-12th grade SAT/PSAT/ACT
Verbal; Friday: SAT Verbal.
S. has received a bachelor's degree and Master’s degree in
English from Rice University. Since 1998 he has been at
St. John’s Academy, one of Houston’s most prestigious
private schools, teaching various levels of
middle-school and high-school English and serving as an
Admissions Committee member. He draws from his extensive
teaching experience of English at all levels to give all
students precise and dedicated instruction.
He will teach:
Literary Analysis for Future College
Students and Analytical Writing and Grammar.