Mrs. Adrianne Jewett
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences from University of Delaware, M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Phoenix
Professional Background: I began my teaching career in 2001 in a high school in Delaware and joined OLGC in 2004 when I moved to Virginia. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences and earned a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction in 2010. I have proudly taught our Middle School students until 2015 when I became the Assistant Principal. Effective this year I am serving as the Interim Principal for OLGC School. Though sad to be out of the classroom each day, I am excited to use my knowledge and experience to help all of the students and teachers at OLGC. I am excited to help our school continue to improve and advance in any way that I can and am always willing to hear ideas or concerns from students, parents, or staff members.
How I put my Faith into Action: God Always Has A Plan - When I was graduating high school, I was an All-State Softball pitcher with a college scholarship to Drexel University. I was training hard and hoping for a chance at a spot on the US Softball Team when I finished college. I had big plans for myself, mostly revolving around softball, and studying biology. But God had other plans for me.
The summer after I graduated high school, while pitching in a tournament I suffered a complete tear of my triceps. While I didn’t know it at the time, my life would never be the same. Despite visiting incredible doctors and specialists, the tear in my triceps and resulting nerve damage in my hand made it impossible to continue my softball career. Devastated, I returned home and began attending the University of Delaware. I studied biological sciences and began helping to coach young girls, including my sister, with my father who had helped coach me throughout my entire softball career. Slowly but surely I grew to love interacting with these young ladies and helping to foster a passion for the sport within them. I continued to coach and was offered a varsity coaching position at a local high school while still in college.
My last semester at the University of Delaware, I knew I would graduate college with a degree in Biological Sciences, and I knew I wanted to continue to coach but wasn’t sure what kind of job I would be able to find. It became undeniable that God works in mysterious ways as I was contacted by the head of the Science department of my alma mater about a science teaching position. I had only taken one education course in college but I realized the position would be perfect, allowing me to teach and coach at the same time. Lo and behold I began my teaching career at St. Mark’s High School where I had graduated 5 years earlier. It was certainly an unforgettable experience, teaching with some of my former teachers and assisting my own varsity softball coach.
I grew up in Delaware and moved to Virginia in 2004 when my husband-to-be accepted a spot at the Fairfax County Police Academy. I accepted a teaching position at Our Lady of Good Counsel that fall as I went from Ms. Maloney and became Mrs. Jewett in early October. I enjoy working with her students, hopefully instilling a love of science in them, and learn just as much from them as I hopes they learn from me. I love having my son Thomas, in 4th grade, accompany me to and from school each day and seeing everything that he is learning from the fabulous teachers and staff here at OLGC.
Favorite Activity Outside of Work: Watching my son play baseball
Favorite Food: Any kind of seafood
Favorite Moment you had in your Vocation: When the first graduate returned to say "thank you" for my help in Science class
Fun Fact About You: I have hit a homerun in the Little League World Series
Favorite Quote: "Believe you Can"
Favorite Saint: St. Michael the Archangel