Get to Know Saint Peter’s New Staff Members
Mrs. Shirley Espin, Spanish Teacher
About me: I have been working in the educational field for over 18 years and I have worked as a Bilingual Coordinator and certified Interpreter. I love interacting with children, families, and other educators.
This year, I’m looking forward to the students enjoying Spanish class and learning about different cultures and traditions.
Ms. Nicol Espinoza, Third Grade Paraeducator
About me: I was born in Lima, Perú. I previously worked at MCPS, but my faith took me on a journey until I found Saint Peter’s. My first few weeks at Saint Peter’s have been an adventure. It has been fun to meet so many people and I have learned a lot in the process.
This year, I’m looking forward to a prosperous year for all at Saint Peter's. I pray to God for guidance to achieve all our goals one day at a time.
Ms. Erin Farrell, School Counselor
About me: I attended Saint Peter’s school before continuing my education at the Academy of the Holy Cross and the University of Dayton. I worked at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in Alexandria, VA and spent the last two years at Saint Patrick’s School in Rockville. I am so grateful to this community for welcoming me back.
This year, I’m looking forward to getting to know the students better and supporting their social-emotional well-being.
Ms. Caitlin McNickle, Fifth Grade Teacher
About me: I have eight years of teaching experience. I earned my bachelor's degree in education with a minor in special education at Loyola University Maryland. My first few weeks at Saint Peter's have been busy, with many new learning opportunities.
This year, I’m looking forward to being a part of the school community and settling into my position. I am also excited to see all of the progress my students will make this year.
Ms. Pat O’Connell, Second Grade Teacher
About me: I have taught in ADW schools for 20+ years. I studied Spanish and Latin American Affairs in college and graduate school, and ave a Masters in Teaching from Johns Hopkins University. The Saint Peter’s community has been very welcoming, and I am excited to be here.
This year, I am looking forward to getting to know my students and preparing them to receive First Penance and First Communion.