The SMCS Aquinas Program, located within the St. Mary Elementary Campus of St. Mary Catholic Schools, is designed to meet the educational aspirations of students in grades 3-5 who will thrive in an environment with a self-directed and inter-disciplinary model of instruction. The SMCS Aquinas Program takes place in a multi-age classroom, and is led by a teacher who is certified in gifted-and-talented education.
Meet the Aquinas Program Coordinator
Stacy Sweetalla is the teacher and coordinator of the Aquinas Program. She has been teaching since 2010 and has her teaching license in elementary education, special education, and gifted and talented. Stacy joined St. Mary Catholic Schools in 2014. While here, she has taught preschool, third grade, and fourth grade language arts. Throughout her teaching career, she realized that academically high students need more than what they get in the general classroom, and after taking multiple gifted and talented classes, she gained a huge passion for helping those students go above and beyond their potential. Stacy is very excited to be working with the students in the Aquinas Program!