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Do you know the Muffin Man? Our Prekindergarten students do! Meet Mrs. Kate Minkiewicz, PreK Teacher at The Basilica School of Saint Mary. Learning nursery rhymes, the ABCs, and having time for personal experience, discovery, and play are part of Mrs. M's well-organized program. "Children learn best in a safe, nurturing environment, supported by a partnership of parents and teachers," says Mrs. Minkiewicz. She strives to cultivate the children's natural curiosity and foster respect for God, self, others, and the natural world. "Each one of my students has a special place in my heart and I will root for them for life."  Thank you, Mrs. Minkiewcicz, for your loving-kindness and setting up our littlest saints for success!

"Give children a variety of experiences to cultivate and nurture their creativity" is what Mrs. Beth Casey, the Art teacher at The Basilica School of Saint Mary, sets out to do each school day.

"If I can reach a child through their artistic ability, and make them feel successful, then I am successful." Mrs. Casey understands that teaching children ages 5 through 14 (grades K-8) is a privilege. She appreciates the broad spectrum of skills and medium she introduces to her students and accepts her mission to make learning art interesting and fun!