The patient academic services team supports a connection to the schooling program and provides the child the normalcy of school and learning.
Veronica Cetnar was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. After earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and communications at the University of Michigan, she earned her Master of Education from Johns Hopkins University. She taught 4th and 5th grade in Miami, Florida, for five years while earning her gifted and ESOL teaching endorsements. She is thrilled to return to the Johns Hopkins family as a hospital school teacher on the Neurological Surgical unit and General Pediatric floor. When she’s not at the hospital, Veronica loves spending time with her family and friends, and going to yoga.
Haley Hickock was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Florida. Haley previously taught in a pre-school setting for six years. She is currently the teacher aide who provides support for the teachers, covering all inpatient units as needed. When she is not helping her patients learn and grow, she enjoys spending time with her puppy and taking him to the park.
Jessica Hollingsworth graduated with a bachelor's degree from St. Petersburg College. She is certified in Exceptional Student Education and elementary education with ESOL and reading endorsements. Jessica has been teaching for five years in the elementary setting and thoroughly enjoys incorporating movement and dance into the lessons she prepares. She is new to the Johns Hopkins All Children’s family and is focused on providing instructional and engaging support for patients and siblings ages 3-6.
Kate Loguercio was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Kennesaw State University. She moved to St. Petersburg over six years ago and it stole her heart. She is currently the Suncoast Credit Union hospital school teacher on the Hematology/Oncology unit. Her love for teaching has flourished because of the amazing opportunity she has had to provide instructional support, enrichment opportunities, and fun to her students ages 6 through college. When she is not fostering her students' love for learning, she is teaching others about fitness and nutrition as a local CrossFit coach.
Annette Pagliaro was born and raised in Maine. She attended Eckerd College where she received a Bachelor of Arts in political science. In 2007, she earned a Master’s in Education/ESOL at the University of South Florida. She taught 4th grade for six years and shared her love of learning with many students, and was awarded the opportunity to attend the Columbia College Reading and Writing Academy in New York City. She spent the past four years teaching reading and writing to 3rd, 4th and 5th graders who continued to help her grow her enthusiasm for teaching and learning. She is currently the hospital school teacher for the Johns Hopkins All Children's Outpatient Care Center. On her days off, she is often spending time with her husband and her dog at home or the beach. She also loves to spend time reading and going to yoga class.
Kendall Williams was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. She graduated with a Master of Education degree, specializing in elementary education, from the University of Florida (go Gators!). After graduating, she moved back to St. Petersburg where she has taught in Pinellas County Schools for more than five years. Kendall is currently a hospital school teacher on the General Pediatric floor with her main focus on the Cystic Fibrosis unit. She loves being able to bring smiles to her patients’ faces and sharing her love of learning with them.