Hello! I’m Ms. Joanna. I am very excited to be the Preschool Director and Pre K4 teacher this year! I became part of the Saint John Catholic School family in 2006 when my son started Pre K4. During that year I was inspire to change my nutrition career to teaching. I taught preschool and kindergarten at Saint Johns before my husband’s Navy career transferred our family to Hawaii, then Germany. Our family feels blessed to be transferred back to Panama City and to part of the Saint John community again. My son is a graduate from Saint John and my daughter will be graduating this year. I look forward to teaching preschool this year and grow with my students in God’s love.
I’m Ms. Haraughty! I taught 1st Grade for two years at St. Bernadette and this will be my ninth year at St. John. I’m originally from Upstate New York where I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Masters Degree in Education with a specialization in Early Childhood. While living in Florida, I received a Florida State Certified Teaching Certificate in Elementary Education K-6. I live in Panama City with my daughter, Kira, whom we adopted in May, 2008. I am so excited to begin a new school year and have the opportunity to work with you and your child!
I am originally from Upstate New York where I received my Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and my Masters in Literacy. My husband and I moved to Panama City in May 2013 and he is stationed at Tyndall AFB. I have one daughter who also attends St. John. I have been blessed to be part of St. Johns teaching staff since 2013.
Hello! I am Mrs. Danna Page. I am happily married & have 3 children. I studied in a Catholic School from Pre-K to college. This is my 14th year of teaching in USA and abroad. I am originally from Philippines. I had my Bachelor’s & Masters in Special Education there. I am also a Montessori trained teacher and obtained my Autism Endorsement for Special Education in Florida. I aim to nurture competent and responsible children of God and lifelong learners in an environment that fosters excellence.
My name is Michelle Brown; as a Catholic, I am delighted to continue my journey in faith with your families as part of the St. John’s learning community. the vocation of teaching, for me, is a true passion and the fulfillment of a life long dream. As a teacher, I am committed to giving my students the same educational experiences I expect for my own children. I am looking forward to a fun and faith filled third grade year.
Hi, I’m Bridget Zicarelli. I have taught in Catholic Schools for 20 years. (Atlanta and San Diego) This is my 1st year at St. John. I am originally from Birmingham, Alabama. I received my BS in Education from University of Montevallo and my MS from University of West Florida. I am certified in the state of Georgia in Early Childhood Education (K-5), Special Education (K-12), and as a Reading Specialist (K-12). I am certified in the state of Florida in Early Childhood Education (K-6) I am trained in Orton-Gillingham along with Visualizing and Verbalizing by LIndamood-Bell for Reading Comprehension. I am so excited to begin a new school year at St. John!
Language Arts & Writing
Hello! My name is Tracy Langford. I moved to Panama City, with my family, as a middle-schooler. My husband, Sean Langford (middle school Science) and I have two amazing children; two boys, ages 10 and 15, who are my absolute pride and joy! I am privileged to serve as the St. John Middle School (5th-8th) Literature and Writing Teacher, and the Elementary and Middle School Band Director, since 2014. My more than 17 years of teaching experience ranges from Pre-K through 8th grade, in both public and private education. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Science Education and the Master’s Program in Elementary Education from Florida State University (Go Noles!). I have taught both regular and special needs education, and was previously certified in Exceptional Student Education and English Language Learners. My current certification is K-6 and I am finishing English Language Arts 6-12 and Music K-12. Every day I am grateful that my husband and I were led to St. John to serve!
Jack Focke has been teaching Math to the Upper School students at St. John Catholic School since 2014. He was born in Topeka, Kansas, and has lived in Texas, Louisiana, and Alabama before deciding to make Panama City his home in 2004. Jack holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Performance and Kinesiology from Huntingdon College and a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Biomechanics from Auburn University. He has been married to his wife, Robyn, since 2004, and has two children, Hannah and John, that both attend St. John’s. In addition to teaching full time, Jack is also the head coach of the girls varsity soccer team at Bay High School. In his free time, Jack enjoys running, cycling, and playing soccer.
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Hi! I am Mr. James Boss and I teach Religion and Social Studies in the Middle School at St. John’s. I am from a military family and have been in Panama City since 1969 so this is home! I love teaching the faith to kids and am very involved at the parish as well. I have two brothers and two sisters—and a mom—who are wonderful! I have taught at St. John’s for 35 years. God bless!
My name is Sean Langford, and I am the Science Teacher at Saint John Catholic School. I have a true passion for Education, and strive to ensure that every child recognizes that Learning isn’t something that only occurs in the classroom, it is a part of everyday life. In addition, I feel that “practical application”, regardless of the subject matter, is key to enabling children to grasp various concepts and then apply them to today’s ever-changing world. I graduated from Florida State University, and I am currently Certified in Elementary Education / K-6 and Social Science 6-12.
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