New Teacher Feature: Mrs. Kate Tsakiris

By: Katelynn Miraglia, ‘19

Mrs. Tsakiris just began teaching ELA I and ELA II here at O’Hara and she loves it! Her tsakiris.pngfavorite thing about O’Hara so far is the students.

She has been teaching for the last 18 years and has a degree in music education, elementary and secondary education, she was a clarinet major, and has a master’s degree in teaching and learning with technology. Mrs. T. was born and raised in Cape May, New Jersey where she attended Lower Cape May Regional High School. Her favorite subject in school was reading, and her favorite book is Tuesdays with Morrie.  Her favorite high school memories include getting into the Temple Music School because it was her biggest challenge and when  girls were allowed to wear pants to middle school.

Mrs. Tsakiris said that the best advice she was ever given was that “You need to be able to accept change in order to be successful.” She would like her students to know that their success is going to be directly linked to their ability to adapt to change. Mrs. T. is married and has two children; her daughter is 24, and her son is 27. She also has homes in North Wildwood and Thessaloniki, Greece. Her hobbies include playing the clarinet and speaking Greek. She has owned and operated a restaurant on the Wildwood Boardwalk for 32 years. She volunteers with a heroin rehabilitation program, Respect for Life, and is an assistant moderator for CSC.

We are happy to welcome Mrs. Tsakiris to the Cardinal O’Hara family!