DIRECTOR OF CLASSICAL EDUCATION | SCIENCE
Mrs. Jocelyn Jekel, a Massachusetts native, is a graduate of the Templeton Honors College at Eastern University. While Templeton's Great Books curriculum and classical Christian approach to the liberal arts formed the backbone of her education, Mrs. Jekel earned a B.S. in Biochemistry with double minors in Philosophy and Theology. Deeply interested in both the sciences and the humanities, some of her favorite undergraduate experiences include researching plant viruses and nanoparticles in the lab and studying history and theology during a summer abroad at Oxford University.
During her senior year of college, Mrs. Jekel was confirmed in the Catholic Church at Our Lady of Lourdes parish in Overbrook.
Prior to joining the faculty at Martin Saints, Mrs. Jekel lived in Jackson, WY. She taught middle school science, literature, and math, worked as Science Curriculum Advisor, and served as the Dean of Students at a classical Christian school. Striving to teach science in a distinctly classical Christian way, she incorporates primary texts and thoughtfully planned experiments into her science lessons, and is always looking for ways to draw connections between science and the humanities.
Mrs. Jekel is currently earning a MA in Classical Education through the Templeton Honors College, and she also teaches a variety of subjects at The Mason Academy in Newtown Square. In her spare time, she loves to hike, bike, read, and cook, and she especially enjoys doing these activities with her husband, Levi Jekel. They were married in October 2018.