Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Cara Ciccarelli
This is my second year as a Biology teacher at Gateway STEM High School. I've previously taught in many of the other high schools in the district, and also served as a consultant teacher for SLPS. The 2018-2019 school year will be my 14th year in SLPS, so I've been teaching high school as long as some of my students have been alive :)
I am originally from Boston, MA. I still cheer for all of my hometown sports teams, so I have a friendly rivalry going with many St. Louisans :) I went to college at a small liberal arts college in Southern California called Claremont McKenna College. During this time, I spent one semester in Washington, D.C. as a congressional intern. After college I moved to St. Louis and I've been here ever since. I got my Master's degree in Education from UMSL in 2009.
When I am not teaching Biology I can usually be found at the gym. I work part-time as a personal trainer and spend quite a bit of time training for powerlifting. I also box for fun.