Grade 2

Mrs. Donna Talkington has been teaching for nine years and has been on the St. James School faculty since 2021. She has a busy home life with three college-aged children, one high-schooler and one middle-schooler. They enjoy spending time together as a family.   

Why do you enjoy teaching at St. James? – St. James embraces the spirit of Christ in all we do.  We have a great supportive environment with people who truly care about our students, other teachers and staff, and our community.

Who is your favorite Saint? – My favorite saint is Saint Joan of Arc.  She was a strong female who came from humble background to lead others in honor.  She inspires the value of believing in yourself and trusting in God’s path for you.

What are your favorite leisure activities? – I enjoy doing crafts and activities with my family and my children.  I love to play board and card games with my family as well.  I enjoy reading when I can devote enough time to it.Favorite book – My favorite book series is Princess Academy.  I enjoy how this series takes young ladies who are undervalued and uneducated and provides a circumstance where they receive an education which really provides them the ability to improve their family’s lives.