Mr. Paul Kennar & Mrs. Kendra O'Dea
Sixth Grade Teachers
(509) 924-4300 ext. 222 (Kennar) ext. 226 (O'Dea)
Mr. Paul Kennar, 6th Gr Homeroom Teacher
Subjects: Literature (6th, 7th, & 8th Grade), Grammar, Writing, Spelling, Religion, Social Studies, Art
Experience and Education: at St. Mary’s since 2006; Professional Certification from Gonzaga University, 2010; Teaching Certification through Whitworth Univ.; Endorsements in Elem. Education and Visual Art, 2006; M.F.A. in Art from the University of Idaho, 1996; B.A. in Art from Gonzaga University, 1992.
How my faith influences teaching: I am a life-long Catholic, and have spent most of my formative years in Catholic schools. I have been a St. Mary’s parish member since 2004 and practice my faith daily through my service to the St. Mary’s community. Jesus’ teachings about love and respect are integral to the positive and nurturing environment in my classroom.
Mr. Kevin Schultz, 8th Gr Homeroom Teacher
Subject: 6th Grade Math
Experience and Education: 1996-present—Teacher in Diocese of Spokane; M.A.- Religious Studies, Gonzaga Univ.; Baccalaureate - Elem. Education, Gonzaga Univ.; AAS-Community Colleges of Spokane-Graphic Design & Illustration.
Mr. Brian Hull
Subjects: 6,7, & 8 Science, 7th History, Washington State History
Education and Experience: Mr. Hull received his B.A. in Secondary Education with a major in Social Studies from Eastern Washington University and has been teaching at St. Mary’s since the Spring of 2013.