Our School Program. To remain at St. Dorothy School, students must maintain satisfactory academic progress. This means that a student performs at a level which is the very best that he/she can do and progresses at a rate comparable to his grade. If a student continues to neglect his/her studies, it will result in a meeting with the principal, teacher(s), and parent(s). When a student has a good attendance record, shows good effort, and turns in all of his/her assignments; he/she will not receive a failing grade.
Core Literature. Mrs. Johansen is currently teaching Core Literature. Proir to teaching Core Literature, Mrs. Johansen taught Eighth Grade, Fourth Grade and was the school Librarian. Mrs. Johansen is Dean of Discipline and the textbook coordinator for the school.
Resource and Math. Mrs. Elaine Measer has taught at St. Dorothy School since 2002. Prior to teaching at St. Dorothy, Mrs. Measer was an elementary school teacher for eight years in the public school system. She holds a Professional Clear California Teaching Credential with a supplementary authorization in mathematics. She was a graduate of St. Lucy’s High School in Glendora and has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA.
Eighth Grade. Ms. Sue Sweetman is our 8th Grade homeroom teacher, and the sixth and seventh grades Social Studies and Vocabulary teacher. Ms. Sweetman is also our Vice Principal and Social Studies Coordinator. Ms. Sweetman received her Bachelor of Arts and her Professional Clear California Credential from Cal State University, Long Beach. She received her Law Degree from the University of La Verne. Ms. Sweetman teaches law in the Paralegal programs at Pasadena City College, Mt. San Antonio College and Los Angeles City College.
Seventh Grade. Mrs. Walsh graduated from University College Galway, Ireland with a BA degree and a Secondary School Teaching Credential. Prior to coming to St. Dorothy School, Mrs. Walsh taught at Our Lady of Guadalupe School, East Los Angeles, and St. Therese, Alhambra, where she was Vice Principal. She is seventh grade homeroom teacher and is also responsible for teaching Religion and Science to sixth grade and Religion to eighth grade. Mrs. Walsh has a teaching credential from Ireland and is currently working on getting her California teaching credential.
Frances Jean Dalton attended Citrus College Music Department and transferred to University of La Verne where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Music with her emphasis on Vocal Performance. After graduating ULV in 2001 she began teaching Music at St, Dorothy School. At that same time she began work on her Master's degree. She obtained her Master of Music Degree in Commercial Performance/Music Business from Cal State Los Angeles.
Sixth Grade. A native of Chicago, Mrs. Morgan is the product of sixteen years of Catholic education and has a strong belief in Catholic education. Mrs. Morgan taught fifth through eighth grades in Catholic schools in Illinois. She was a substitute teacher at St. Dorothy School for approximately eleven years while her sons attended St. Dorothy School. Now that one of her sons is in medical school and the other is in graduate school, she has returned to teaching full time. Currently, Mrs. Morgan has a sixth grade homeroom and teaches math to the sixth through eighth grades and language arts to the sixth grade.
Fifth Grade. Mrs. Jaclyn Chidester grew up attending Catholic schools in the Los Angeles Archdiocese. After graduating from Saint Joseph High School in Lakewood, she went on to receive a BA in Liberal Studies emphasizing Ethnic Studies and a Minor in Education from the University of California, Riverside. She then earned a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Cal State, Fullerton. She has experience working for the public school system, but is excited to be at St. Dorothy to be a part of such a wonderful faith community.
Fourth Grade. Shirley Venti previously taught Third Grade at St. Dorothy School. She is currently the Fourth Grade teacher. She is also the testing coordinator. Mrs. Venti graduated from Cal State, Los Angeles with a Bachelor in Psychology. She is currently working on getting her teaching credential. Mrs. Venti is married and has three children.
Third Grade. Mrs. Jessica Stephenson teaches third grade at St. Dorothy School. She previously taught music, kindergarten and first grade. She received her Masters in Education from Loyola Marymount University and has a California Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. She serves as a cantor for St. Dorothy Church at weekend Masses.
Second Grade. Mrs. Vinski is our second grade teacher. The past few years, Mrs. Vinski was our substitue teacher and the teacher aide in grade eight. She attended Catholic schools for elementary grades. She graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science in Human Services. She is currently working on getting her teaching credential. She has experience working with children in Pre-Kindergarten at St. Lucy's Child Development Center and 2nd through 4th graders at Jubilee Christian School. Mrs. Vinski is both excited and honored to prepare the second grade students for the sacraments of First Reconcilliation and First Holy Communion.
First Grade. After twelve years of Catholic education, Mrs. Mary Beth Fulham attended Pasadena City College, and then graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Mrs. Fulham continued her education at UCSB to earn a California Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. Her first eight years of teaching were spent at Mayfield Junior School in Pasadena. Mrs. Fulham has been teaching at St. Dorothy School for the last thirteen years, nine of which she has held the position as the math resource teacher. Mrs. Fulham has over twenty-five years of tutoring experience with students in K-12.
Kindergarten. Nicole has taught kindergarten for over 10 years. She has a BA Degree in Liberal Studies from Cal State San Bernardino and a Masters Degree in Education from Azusa Pacific University and a CLAD certificate. Nicole has a California Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. She lives in Glendora with her husband and three children.
Transitional Kindergarten taught by Becky Sakovitch
Miriam Martin is our Spanish Teacher. She also substitutes for us. Prior to teaching at St. Dorothy School,Mrs. Martin taught in the public school system for three years. She then transitioned into the Catholic School System where she has been teaching
for twelve years. Mrs. Martin has a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development with a minor in Spanish. Mrs. Martin is married with two daughters who are alumni of St. Dorothy School.