Fourth grade teacher Pam Cavagnaro may not have attended school at St. Veronica, but her husband Rob is an SV alum (Class of 1979). Her roots at SV also run deep – after attending SF State for her BA, and Notre Dame for her teaching credential, her teaching career began in 1990 as the ?irst paid aide at SV, teaching alongside Mrs. Kilmartin in Kindergarten. The following year, she was a student teacher with ?irst grade, before ?inally settling in as the 4th grade teacher in 1992. She’s been in 4th grade ever since, and also served as Vice-Principal for two years. She truly loves teaching 4th grade because of the students as well as the curriculum. Some of her school highlights include celebrating Fat Tuesday, and also organizing Pioneer Day, which has evolved from students simply putting on their parents’ clothes into students enthusiastically making their own pioneer costumes.
Students also draw the missions in 4th grade, and Mrs. Cavagnaro loves seeing the creativity that comes from the kids as they amaze themselves with their artistic talent. She looks forward to each new class every year because the students are loving and eager to learn.
Other highlights for Mrs. Cavagnaro include attending the festivals, the Christmas show, and Outdoor Education with the 7th grade. She is able to witness students become con?ident and independent as they learn more about themselves.
Mrs. Cavagnaro says that the SV community is special because the lessons that students learn are precious. They learn to be respectful to other people, and how to carry themselves. More importantly, they learn they can always call on God. And at SV, students know they also always have a place to go.
Mrs. Cavagnaro and husband have two daughters – Daniela, 19, is a student at the University of Nevada, Reno, and her younger daughter Alexandra currently attends Mercy Burlingame. In her spare time, Mrs. Cavagnaro likes to travel, water ski, and watch her children participate in sports.