Teaching at Our Lady Star of the Sea since 2017.
About Sister Maria Caeli:
My family and I grew up in central Wisconsin. I attended Catholic schools in my hometown, including Assumption High School. As a sister, I earned my education degree from Aquinas College and Belmont University in Nashville. During the summers, I am working on my Masters in Theology from Providence College in Providence, RI. My hard-working dad, Jay Parmeter, operates the family business of designing and selling log homes. (Golden Eagle Log and Timber Homes) My amazing mom, Rose Dorcey, has her hand in all sorts of things including cupcake decorating, gardening, painting, and babysitting the grandkids, my nephew Logan (6), and niece Claire Caeli (3). My brother Luke and his wife Caitlin live in Wisconsin where we grew up. Luke is a phenomenal TV/Video producer specializing in motorcycle Supercross. I have a wonderful stepmom, Sarah, who has three boys, Elliot, Lukas, and Andy. She keeps very busy babysitting and has her own business of interior design, mostly during the Christmas season. My talented stepdad, John, is a pilot instructor and has two sons, Justin and John.
I have taught middle school for the last 12 years, in St. Louis, Denver, and Atlanta, GA. I love teaching Religion to middle school because it is such a pivotal time in a young person’s life. I first ‘met’ Jesus, as a real Person who loved me and died for me, when I was a teen. The greatest joy is helping a young person come to know and love Jesus.
My favorite hobbies include basketball, volleyball, tennis, watching the Green Bay Packers, playing guitar, reading, drinking coffee, and I LOVE hiking. Growing up I raced snowmobiles, dirt bikes, and BMX bikes.