"Connelly is a place where young girls have a safe haven to form into articulate, bright, caring and intellectual young women. I love being a part of that process for the next generation of girls."
Connelly Alumna '95
MA American History - Villanova University
PhD American History - UC Riverside
Published book: Go Get Mother's Picket Sign, University Press: 2009
Published articles in Northwest Quarterly
11 years teaching experience
Mr. Mike Ambrose
"I teach at Connelly because this school empowers its students to become strong, confident thinkers in a joyous and happy learning environment. I have the special privilege to see God every day in the faces and actions of my students."
BA Mathematics & Physics - Whittier College
MA Mathematics - Cal State Fullerton
Certified Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) support provider
Science Coordinator and Engineering Instructor - Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth at UC Santa Cruz for six summers
15 years teaching experience
Mrs. Pam Toomey
"The Connelly community is unique in its spirit, in its love, and in its service to students. Where can a teacher teach that each student is looked at as an individual? Where, if a student is in need, does every teacher come to their aid and rallies for them and becomes their advocate? Where can you teach that every aspect of a student is taken into account and each area is important?"
Connelly Alumna '72
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Arts - UCI
Exhibited in Laguna Festival of Arts
Attended School of the Art Institute, Chicago 2010
Attended National Gallery of Art Institute, Washington DC 2008 & 2009
10 years teaching at Connelly
Mr. Matt Marshall
"There are three reasons I enjoy teaching at Connelly: First, I am supported and encouraged by the administration to develop new lessons that challenge my students in new and different ways. Second, I enjoy the community of educators that are my colleagues. They are gifted and passionate about their disciplines. And lastly and most importantly, I enjoy teaching at Connelly because the students are strong, unique, and compassionate."
BA Anthropology & African Studies - St. Lawrence University
Peace Corps Mali -2001-2003
Global Solidarity Schools Initiative - CRS Led Delegation to Malawi, 2011
7 years teaching experience
"Even though the journey can be challenging, the rewards, to me, are priceless. I have gained knowledge, self-discovery, incredible friends, love, and countless memories." Katherine, Class of 2011