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. In addition, I have the pleasure of teaching social studies and literature to the wonderful 8th grade. This will be my 10th year at Santa Sophia Academy and I feel so blessed and honored to be teaching your children.

My journey with Catholic education started as a kindergartener at Santa Sophia Academy. I am proud to say I graduated form SSA in 1982. My Catholic education continued at Loyola Marymount University and received my BA in Business and completed my Masters degree (MBA) at the University of San Diego.

My husband and I are about to celebrate our 21st anniversary and we have 2 beautiful children, who have also been blessed with an outstanding education from Santa Sophia Academy.  Currently, our daughter Kaitlyn is attending the Academy of Our Lady of Peace (OLP) and our son Steven is a “Great Eight” at SSA.  As a parishioner at Santa Sophia since birth, and I have a special place in my heart for our school and parish.  I have been very fortunate to call SSA my parish, school and now the “best place on earth” to work and teach!!!