Alumni Inspiration from Kelly Janis ’06
I always knew Epiphany would play a role in my life, but I never knew how much influence Epiphany would have over me and my values. My name is Kelly Janis and I am currently finishing my third year of being an assistant teacher here at Epiphany. Epiphany has been in my blood for a long time. My mother has been a teacher at Epiphany for over twenty years. I first began my journey at Epiphany in 1997 when I began Kindergarten, and my schooling ended when I graduated in 2006.
Although I left Epiphany in 2006, Epiphany never left me. I continued my Catholic education at The Notre Dame School, where I graduated in 2010, and Le Moyne College, where I graduated in 2014 with a degree in Psychology. After graduating Le Moyne College, I looked backed on my life, and my Catholic education helped me realize my passion for education and teaching. I first began teaching at Epiphany in September of 2014, and everyday I learn something new and gain even more passion for teaching.
Teaching at Epiphany has led me to pursue a master’s degree in Early Childhood General/Special education at Hunter College. I am so blessed to have the Epiphany community support me through my journey, and I will forever be grateful. My values and beliefs have been shaped through my years of learning and teaching at Epiphany, and I would not give it up for the world. I have a plethora of memories that will last a lifetime that will forever impact me. If it were not for the faculty, administration, students, life-long friends, and community at Epiphany I do not know where I would be today.