Sara Sloneker's career epiphany came last fall when observing classes at Lourdes High School in Rochester.
"The first day and even the second day, it was just the way I was able to interact with the kids and how welcoming, kind they were," she said. It was an ah-hah moment. "This is where I would like to be," she told herself; she wanted to teach in Catholic schools.
That epiphany for the graduate student at Saint Mary's University in Winona came coincidentally with financial help from a Rochester couple that has been a major supporter of Lourdes and St. John's Catholic School in Rochester where Sloneker is now student teaching. Jack and Mary Ann Remick, through the Remick Fellowship that they endowed at Saint Mary's, are helping pay for Sloneker to get her master's degree and teach; this year, three women are Remick fellows. [...Snip] Rochester Post-Bulletin