Fostering Learning & Growth
The teachers and staff at St. Peter’s School put the needs of your child first, and will do whatever it takes to ensure they receive a quality Catholic school education. Serving Waldorf, MD, we strive to get to know every parent and answer any questions they may have about our programs. We enjoy getting to know every family and showing them why our school is perfect for their child.
Meet Our Teachers & Staff
Mr. West has two adult children, and he and his wife live in King George, VA.
Mrs. Wagner is in her 15th year at St. Peter’s School and is thankful to be a part of the St. Peter’s School family. She is a blessed Nonna to seven grandchildren.
Director of Admissions
Mrs. Gidoni has been an employee at St. Peter’s for seven years. Her daughter has been a student at the school for nine years and is a current 8th grader. She loves working with the students and watching them grow each day.
She has been married to her husband Mark for almost 30 years. She has two children, Allie, in high school and Nick, in college. She enjoys cooking and practicing her Catholic faith.
School Support Secretary
Mrs. Hancher has been at St. Peter’s School for 10 years and loves her job. She is a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmothe
Assistant to the Facilities Manager
Ms. Russell loves animals — especially her sweet golden retriever, Gracie!
This is Mrs. Kimm’s 32nd year teaching kindergarten at St. Peter’s School. She still loves every minute of it and looks forward to coming to school each day.
Ms. Farley has been at St. Peter’s School since August of 2004. She resides in Waldorf, and is a mother and a grandmother of two grandsons.
Mrs. Pereira has been working at the St. Peter’s School for three years. Her son Nicolas is in the 6th grade.
1st Grade Teacher
Ms. Kimm is a St. Peter’s alum who loves teaching first grade in the same classroom where she was once a student.
1st Grade Aide
2nd Grade Aide
3rd Grade Teacher
Mrs. Vandenbossche has been an ADW teacher for 17 years. She has been at St. Peter’s School for 10 of those years. She feels blessed beyond measure to be a wife, mother, and Nana.
3rd Grade Aide
4th Grade Teacher
Mrs. Durkin feels that she has truly been blessed through her students!
4th Grade Aide
William de Castrique
5th Grade Teacher
Middle School Science & History Teacher
Mrs. Decker has been teaching in the classroom for 16 years now, 12 in public schools and 4 here at St. Peter’s. She loves the sense of community and family at St. Peter’s and especially loves watching the middle school students grow from children into the beginnings of the adults they are going to be.
Art Teacher & Delegate Nurse
Ms. Chin is happy to be the art teacher and an alum of St. Peter’s. She is also excited to help care for the students as the delegate nurse with the guidance of Nurse Ron. She has had a passion for art since she was little. Ms. Chin sees it as God’s calling to be brought back to St. Peter’s School to share her love of art with the students and to inspire their creativity.
Middle School Reading & Language Arts Teacher
Mrs. Schmidt has been teaching in the ADW for 11 years. This is her first year at St. Peter’s School and she feels very grateful to have been welcomed into the school family so quickly. She is also a blessed mom.
Middle School Math Teacher
Bachelor’s in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Mathematics from University of Maryland, College Park. Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix.
This is Mrs. Holm’s 4th year at St. Peter’s School and her 16th year teaching. She is an alum of St. Peter’s and has received all of her sacraments at St. Peter’s — Baptism, First Reconciliation, First Communion, Matrimony. She has 4 little ones at home.
Spanish, Music Teacher
Mrs. Rison joined the St. Peter’s family as a pianist for weekly Masses from 2013-2019 (until having her third son). She has taught at the school since 2016. She enjoys playing piano for her students and especially loves hearing them sing in Spanish during their combination Music/Spanish lessons.
Physical Education Teacher
Mr. Ables has been at St. Peter’s for three years and in the field of education for 25 years.
Lower School Computer Teacher
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