Mrs. Sonja Civillico, MS, Science K-2nd Grade

Mrs. Civillico  graduated from Baylor University in 2004 where she received a BS in both Biology and Forensic Science. She received her MS in Biology in 2006 from St. Joseph’s University while doing her graduate thesis work in a cellular physiology lab at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, PA as a Lankenau Institute for Medical Research Fellow.  Upon graduation, she worked as both a lab manager and research specialist in a genomics lab at Princeton University, leaving in 2010 when she became a mother.  She and her husband have four children and are both active members of St. Andrew the Apostle Parish in Drexel Hill, PA.  She was strongly motivated to teach science to the next generation of Catholics after reading “Particles of Faith” by the Catholic scientist and writer, Stacy Trasancos.  In such a divided
world many believe science and faith are at odds with one another. This is simply not the case.  In fact, as Trasancos writes: “science can be the very venue through which we reach out into the world and shine our faith to illuminate the path to truth.”   We should not fear science, but instead embrace it through the lens of our Catholic faith, expanding on and encouraging students’ natural wonder of God’s creation through a rigorous, exciting, and hands-on science curriculum.Mrs. Civillico joined RAA as a Science teacher in 2016 for grades K-2nd grades.