Celebrating Our Faculty & Staff!

Name: Kim Kell

Job title, including any additional duties at the school: 

Teacher- PE/Health, Strength Training, Team Sports

Former Coach- Baseball, Freshmen Basketball, Softball, Volleyball

High School/Grad Year: South Hagerstown

College Graduation Year/School/ Highest level of education/ educational background (any certifications, etc.): 

Hagerstown Junior College
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Post-graduate classes at Hagerstown Junior College and Shippensburg University (PA)
How many years working at Goretti: Started coaching in 1975 and started teaching 1978-79 (39 years).

Where are you from/reside: Hagerstown, MD

Fun fact about yourself: I love to travel around the U.S. I’ve been to 38 states, visiting each state’s official “World’s Largest” roadside attractions.

Favorite involvement/opportunity: Being involved with sports my whole life, especially baseball. My father started me off in baseball at the age of 1 year old. I’ve been a Boston Red Sox fan my whole life; all because of my father. My mother taught me to be fair and honest.

What do you love about Goretti: Every day is different. No day is the same. I enjoy watching the students mature from their freshman to senior year. SMG “saved” me. I was going nowhere before I came to Goretti. I had five different jobs before SMG. I don’t know where I would have been without SMG.

Name: Marie McEwen

Job title, including any additional duties at the school: Executive Assistant, substitution for teachers, record keeping, surveys, Certified Medical Technician for school, back-up for School Secretary, Recording Secretary for Board Finance Comm., daily receipting of monies.

High School/Grad Year: SMGH, 1967, 5 sisters also went here.

College Graduation Year/School/ Highest level of education/ educational background:

1972, University of MD, College Park, B.S., Physical Educ., Health, & Recreation,
Was a certified teacher and taught at Hancock Jr./Sr. High for 3 yrs.

How many years working at Goretti:

I started at Goretti in August 2004.  Some of my  previous experience includes managing McDonald’s restaurants for 12 years, several years in retail sales, professional staff for the Girl Scouts.  I also currently work part time at Joann Fabrics in Chambersburg.

Where are you from/reside: I lived in Walkersville, MD the first 10 yrs.of my life, moved to Hagerstown, after college, followed careers to Chicago (5yrs.) and Seattle (20 yrs.) and returned to reside in Chambersburg, PA.

Family informationMy children are 3 4-legged feline sons, Jack is 8 yrs., Mystic is 5 yr., and Jingles is 2 yrs.

Fun fact about yourself:

I played basketball for the Univ. of MD for 4 years and lacrosse for 4 years.  

I am a seriously color coordinated person!

Favorite involvement/opportunity:  I love to knit and sew.

What do you love about Goretti: Students…I really enjoy being with and around the students and getting to know them.