Mrs. larkin, grade 3
Earned a Bachelor of Arts in Literature from Eckerd College and a Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education from Rollins College. Certified by the Florida Department of Education in Elementary Education Grades 1-5, Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum Grades 6-9, and English Grades 9-12. Has been teaching professionally since 1998. Currently teaching Grade 3 at SMMCS.
mrs. parker, grade 3
Bachelor of Arts in Education from UCF majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood Education. Masters of Arts in Education from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky. Master Catechist certification. Certified to teach early childhood ages 3-5 and grades K-6. Over 30 years of teaching experience in the classroom at various age levels. Experience as a children’s library program coordinator, Girl Scout leader and CCD instructor. Currently teaching 3rd grade at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School.
Mrs. Griffin, Grade 4
Graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (K-6) and with an ESOL endorsement. Entering the 16th year of her teaching career with 7 years teaching 1st grade in Broward County Public Schools followed by a transfer to her Alma Mater, St. Jerome Catholic School in the Archdiocese of Miami, teaching 4th grade. Recently relocated to the Orlando area and joined the SMM family in 2018.
Mrs. McWhorter, Grade 4
Earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership with an emphasis on Catholic Schools from the University of Dayton. Entering the 17th year of teaching career with experience teaching Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th grades in the Diocese of Orlando and Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Recently returned to the Orlando area and joined the SMMCS family in 2018.
mrs. copeland, Grade 5
Teacher of Grade 5 Religion, Mathematics and Science. Has worked in the Diocese of Orlando for entire teaching career: two years as a fifth grade teacher at St. Joseph’s in Lakeland and 27 years at St. Mary Magdalen School. Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Certified in Elementary Education (grades 1-6). Joined St. Mary Magdalen staff in 1981.
ms. Burchfield, Grade 5
Attended the University of Florida for two years and then earned my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Central Florida. Florida certified in grades K-6 and attended SMM from 6th-8th grade. Began teaching at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School in 2017.