FREDERICK, Md.—St. John's Catholic Prep celebrates the opening of another school year with three newly filled faculty/staff positions.
Andrea True begins her fifth year at the school as the athletic trainer, as well as teaching sports medicine, nutrition science and freshman girls health. True has been promoted to assistant athletic director, where she will serve in addition to her other positions. With 85 percent of the students at St. John's participating in sports, she will work closely with the athletic director to improve the athletic program. True graduated from McDaniel College with a Bachelor of Science in exercise physiology. She is also a certified spinning instructor and teaches early morning classes at Frederick Athletic Club.
Elizabeth Trentacoste joined the St. John's community as the newest member of the English department. Trentacoste is from Long Island, N.Y., and received her Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in history from Mount St. Mary's University and her Master's of Arts in secondary teacher education from The Catholic University of America. She has worked at St. Ann's Academy in Washington, D.C., and was an assistant track coach at Stone Ridge in Bethesda, Md.
Melissa Minsker begins her seventh year at St. John's, where she has been an English teacher and the English department chair. Minsker was recently promoted to head librarian and will also retain the English department chair position for this year. She graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College with a Bachelor of Arts in English and from West Virginia University with a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing. She is currently halfway through a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
This marks the 183rd year of providing a Catholic, college prep education for young men and women in the Tri- state area. The school's enrollment is up by approximately 20 more students than last year.