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SJS News Feature

Teacher Feature - Marcy Rensi

December 10, 2018

St. Joseph School has been blessed with an amazing collection of faculty and staff. As a way to get to know them better, we are turning the spotlight on a different faculty or staff member each month.

This month’s featured teacher is Marcy Rensi who has been our Learning Resource Center teacher for the past 3 years.  She has worked at SJS for 25 years in various roles including middle school Teacher Aide, teaching religion, remedial math, and middle school language arts. She also helped convert the old library to the Follett system.

“I love the LRC because I get to see all the students.  I hope I’m fostering a love of books, learning, leadership and reading.”

Ms. Rensi led the SJS Student Council for 21 years, which remains one of her favorite responsibilities. She is passionate about SJS and loves supporting the teachers in any way she can.

“My favorite thing about teaching is the students, their eagerness, and watching their ‘aha’ moments. They still teach me something every day!”

Fun fact: Three of her four children attended St. Joe’s and her daughter-in-law is also an SJS alum. She is very excited to announce that she will be a Grandma in the Spring!



Favorite colors: Red and pink

Favorite books: All children’s books. My favorite adult book is The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

Last movie watched: The Avengers

Favorite food: Everything but liver!

Favorite sports: Anything equestrian and swimming

Favorite sports team: The Ohio State Buckeyes

Favorite vacation destinations: The Ocean or a ranch

Favorite prayer: Be Not Afraid

Favorite holiday: Christmas

What I like to do on my time off:  Be with family outside. We go to the barn, a lot. Read!

Something interesting about me that most people don’t know: I have met Presidents Carter and Bush, and their wives!

Pets:  2 cats, 2 dogs, and 2 horses