About Me: I am the English Language Arts teacher for grades 6-8 and the homeroom teacher for 8A. I am also the Student Council Advisor. This is my fifth year teaching at Saint Patrick School.


Merrimack College, Bachelor of Arts (English major)

Salem State University, Master of Arts in Teaching English (licensed to teach English to grades 5-12)

Honors and Awards: I was one of the teachers the yearbook was dedicated to in 2014.

Memorable Teaching Moment:  Witnessing that look on students’ faces when they’re able to make a connection independently to the literature we’re studying.

Favorite Quote:

“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.” –Louisa May Alcott

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Joanna Zajac-Medor – Middle School English Language Arts Teacher