Welcome to the new year! My name is Mrs. Coons, and I come to you with a “Happy Heart.” I am so excited to teach 7th grade this year and I have the pleasure of teaching Social Studies and Literature to the wonderful 8th grade. This will be my 11th year at Santa Sophia Academy and I feel so blessed and honored to be teaching your children.

My journey with Catholic education began as a kindergartener at Santa Sophia Academy. I am proud to say I am a SSA alumna and graduated from SSA in 1982. My Catholic education continued at Loyola Marymount University where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Business and completed my Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of San Diego.

My husband and I are about to celebrate our 22nd wedding anniversary and we have 2 beautiful children, who have also been beneficiaries of an outstanding education from Santa Sophia Academy. Currently, our daughter Kaitlyn is a Junior attending the Academy of Our Lady of Peace (OLP) and our son Steven is a freshman at Saint Augustine High School. As a parishioner of Santa Sophia since birth, and I have a special place in my heart for our school and Church. I have been very fortunate to call SSA my parish, school, and now the best place on earth to work and teach!!!