There are many new teachers and staff at O’Hara this year, and I had the opportunity to interview one of our theology teachers, Ms. DeSantis.
- Where did you go to college and what was your major?
Ms. DeSantis attended DeSales University and majored in Theology. She minored in Ethical Leadership and Professional Communication.
- Did you participate in any activities while you were in college?
Ms. DeSantis was very involved at DeSales University. She competed on horseback as part of the Equestrian Team. She was also involved in the Pro-life Club, Campus Ministry, Bible Study, and Peer Counseling. She helped to lead a Ladies’ Faith Formation Group and served as an ambassador by leading tours around campus.
- Is this your first job?
This is Ms. DeSantis’s second job. Prior to becoming a theology teacher at O’Hara, she was working at a parish office in Quakertown.
- Have you always wanted to be a teacher?
Ms. DeSantis has not always wanted to be a teacher! In her college years, she never saw herself as a teacher and wanted to pursue Youth Ministry. It was not until she got this job that she realized how much she enjoys teaching and could see this as a career path.
- Why did you decide on the subject of Theology?
Ms. DeSantis has always loved theology. Looking back on her senior year of high school and in talking to family and friends, she decided that she should major in theology and pursue a job that involved the study and practice of theology.
- What was your first impression of O’Hara?
Thinking back on her first day, Ms. DeSantis explained how it was very overwhelming, but once she got to meet the students and faculty, she realized how wonderful the community is at O’Hara!
- What do you like about Cardinal O’Hara so far?
Being so young and new to the profession, Ms. DeSantis is very impressed with how patient the students are with her. Whenever she has questions about anything, the faculty is always supportive and helps her in any way they can. She admires the respectful and faith-filled atmosphere that is present at O’Hara.
- What do you like to do outside of teaching? Any hobbies?
Outside of teaching, Ms. Desantis likes to crochet, read, play piano and spend time with family and friends.
- Do you have any siblings or pets?
She has a younger sister who is twenty-two and is currently in college and has two cats named Maddie and Gemma.
Written By: Keira Bauer ’22