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BISHOP McNAMARA HIGH SCHOOLA Catholic, Holy Cross, Coeducational, College Preparatory School for Grades 9-12

Congratulations Teachers of the Year: Ms. Amanda Saunders and Ms. Alicia Brown

Teachers of the Year 2021

Bishop McNamara is proud to announce our Teachers of the Year for 2021.

Ms. Amanda Saunders, our Director of Campus Ministry, is our Veteran Teacher of the Year and Ms. Alicia Brown, our St. Joseph Program Resource Teacher, is our Novice Teacher of the Year.

These awards are presented each year by the Archdiocese of Washington Catholic Schools' Office & the High School Principals’ Association.

These outstanding faculty members will be recognized in an upcoming article in the Catholic Standard so keep an eye out for that.  Congratulations. We are so proud of these two wonderful women!

Meet Our Teachers of the Year:

Ms. Amanda Saunders
Ms. Amanda Saunders
Director of Campus Ministry
Veteran Teacher of the Year


Ms. Saunders graduated from Neumann University where she majored in Liberal Arts with a focus in Psychology, Theology, and Youth Ministry.

In college, she coordinated retreats, led service experiences, and participated in service immersion trips. After college, she did a year of service with the Franciscan Mission Service.

In her 5 years at McNamara she has planned and coordinated over 30 retreats, brought service opportunities to campus, and furthered our student leadership programming. 

Mrs. Alicia Brown
Ms. Alicia Brown
St. Joseph's Resource Specialist
Novice Teacher of the Year


Ms. Alicia Brown has joined the Bishop McNamara family last year to offer her support for our St. Joseph's Program and our students. 

After earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Maryland, University College,  Ms. Brown has worked in educational institutions teaching English, Latin, Spanish and Geometry as well as providing private instruction and tutoring for many years. 

Ms. Brown looks forward to using her training and experience to design academic strategies and provided enriched learning experiences for our BMHS students.

For more about our Faculty & Staff, go to Faculty Staff Directory. For more about our Campus Ministry Program, go to Faith & Service. For more about our St. Joseph's, go to St. Joseph Program.

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