Teacher Bios


Principal Mrs. Tricia Wilding smareck@sjbnf.org

I have been teaching for 13 years and have been a parishioner for 15 years.  I love teaching here in our small Catholic School, with personalized classes, faithful and confident students and wonderful, supportive families.

Kindergarten Mrs. Dana Baker dbaker@sjbnf.org: I have been teaching 4th grade at St. John the Baptist Catholic School for the past 3 years and am excited to be teaching Kindergarten here this year. Previously, I spent 13 years teaching 1st grade at Stewartstown Elementary School. I received my undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Business Administration from Towson State University and then received my Master’s degree in Education and Special Education from Goucher College. Presently, I live in Felton, PA with my husband, 3 children and 2 Chesapeake Bay Retrievers named “Bear” and “River”. I love teaching at St. John’s because I have the opportunity to share my faith with my students while still following an academic curriculum. God led me to this place!

1st Grade Mrs. Patti Miller pmiller@sjbnf.org:  I graduated from Frostburg State University with a BC in Early Childhood/Elementary Education. I recently completed my MS at Wilkes University in Early Childhood Literacy.  I’m married to Joe (husband) and together we have three children: Andrew, Stephen and Kathleen.  This is my 11th year teaching at St. John’s having been here from the very beginning when our school opened in 2010.    I love working with the staff and the kind families.  It is extremely rare when you can honestly say that you love working somewhere.  It’s the people!  The small class sizes and how even though we are small we can accomplish big things!

2nd Grade Mrs. Christy Wooden cwooden@sjbnf.org: I am honored to be the 2nd grade teacher here at St. John the Baptist Catholic School. Previously I was one of our PK-3 teachers and really enjoyed that position as well. My educational background consists of the following: I have a B. A. in Psychology (from UMBC), a M.A.T. (from Goucher College) and am working on a M.Ed (from York College). I am certified in Elementary Education (PK-4) and Special Education (PK-8). Additionally, I have several years experience teaching as a special educator, computer teacher, summer camp director and substitute.  Initially I began my relationship with our school as a parent. I have two children who attend our school also. I truly appreciate the great community of staff, students and families who get to grow  together in our catholic faith. In my spare time, I love spending time with my family! My husband, Dave and I have three children and 1 dog (a mini goldendoodle).I look forward to making great memories as the 2nd grade teacher.

3rd Grade Mrs. Linda Hostetter lhostetter@sjbnf.org: Originally from New Jersey, I came to York to attend York College and have been here ever since. I graduated with a B.A. in Speech Communications and worked for WPMT Fox43. After a few years, I went back to York College and completed a second major in elementary education. I started at Southern Elementary, teaching 6th grade math. Then I spent 14 wonderful years teaching 2nd grade at St. Joseph School, Dallastown. I am a proud Golden Apple Award recipient.

Paul and I have been married for 29 years. We have 3 children: Haley is 24 and works at Northeastern University in Boston, Aidan is 22 and is working in New Hampshire on Elizabeth Warren’s campaign, Kieran is 20 and attending Penn State.
I love reading, hiking, traveling and sitting on the beach! I am very excited to be teaching 3rd grade at St. John the Baptist!

4th Grade Mr. Brian Quinlan bquinlan@sjbnf.org:

5th Grade Mrs. Michelle Williams mwilliams@sjbnf.org: I have been teaching at Saint John the Baptist for five years.  Previously, I was a substitute teacher for the South Eastern School District for 13 years.  In 2007, I returned to school for my teaching certificate.  I graduated in December, 2010.  I also have a Bachelor of Science degree from Towson University in Criminal Justice.  I am married to my husband, Todd, for 30 years.  We have three daughters.  My oldest daughter is married with three children, (a set of twin boys).  My middle daughter lives in Pittsburgh and just became a RN and was formerly an athletic trainer at a high school.  My youngest daughter is also an athletic trainer for St. Vincent’s College in Latrobe, PA.  I currently reside in Stewartstown and am a member of the St. John the Baptist parish.

St. John’s is a wonderful, small school. I love the small class sizes and the collaboration with other teachers.  I am involved with the K’nex club and the 3D printing club and hope to bring these opportunities to all students in the school.  I think that it is a wonderful opportunity for the students to receive Spanish instruction at a young age and weekly specials in all areas.  Going to Mass every Friday helps bring the Catholic faith to everyone and unites the school together.  St. John’s has many opportunities to grow each child and his/her faith.

6th Grade Mrs. Sheila Doyle sdoyle@sjbnf.org: and I have been teaching at Saint John the Baptist for four years.  I taught fourth grade for two years and then moved to sixth grade.  I taught in Maryland for ten years, prior to staying home with my children.  I returned to teaching in 2010 on a part time basis and have experience in every subject except music.  I received my Bachelor of Science from Salisbury University and went on to receive my Master of Education at the same institution.  I have been married for 25 years and I have been blessed with five children.

I have enjoyed my time here at Saint John the Baptist.  Since I have been here, I have tried to do my part in getting the students involved.  We now have a safety program, an Envirothon club, student council, and a fitness club.  With the support of all of the families I only see our school getting bigger and better!