Hello! My name is Maria Conroy Phelps, and I am truly honored to be teaching to St Helena Catholic School as the 5th/6th grade home room teacher, and 5th-8th grade language arts teacher. My husband Chris and I have lived in St Helena for 31 years; we moved here right after we were married in July 1983, and have been active parishioners at St Helena Catholic Church ever since. I taught 5th/6th at SHCS from 1983-1985. Since then we have raised 4 children (Joshua, Elizabeth, David and Matthew), who are now ranging from 19-28 years old. All four attended K-8 at SHCS! During the years of raising our children I worked part- time in both the parish and the school.


My paid positions included Director of Religious Education for the parish(6 years), Director of Ministries for the parish(4 years), and substitute teacher for the school. I also tutored children and taught homeschool groups. Needless to say, SHCS has played an important role in the life of our family. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to return to teaching at SHCS at this moment in my life. Thank you!