Mrs. Connie Whiteman, the youngest of three children, was raised in Terre Haute, IN. She has taught first grade at St. Joseph School for many years. After 12 years of Catholic school, she received a B.S. in 1979 in Child Development and Family Life with a specialization in Sociology from Indiana State University. While at Indiana State, she attended school with Larry Bird, #33. In 1996, she received her Masters of Arts in Teaching as well as an Early Elementary Certificate from the University of Louisville.
She is an Associate Catechist, currently working on requirements for Advanced Catechist. She has been named to Who’s Who Among American Teachers, and Biltmore Who’s Who of Executives and Professionals.
Mrs. Whiteman and her husband Lynn, have a daughter, Lindsey, who is studying medicine, and a son, Jonathan. She enjoys taking her camera out for hikes, especially in the Appalachian Mountains and taking nature/wildlife photos. She also likes caving, rafting, fossil hunting, working crossword puzzles, watching football and playing volleyball. Mrs. Whiteman describes her favorite trip as one to the island of St. Martin to visit her daughter at the University of the Caribbean Medical School. Her favorite childhood memory is of the annual summer vacations her family took at their secluded cabin in Ontario, Canada. Her favorite part of teaching is witnessing the children’s pride in themselves when a new concept is finally grasped, and how they make her feel. “Like I will never grow old as long as long as I hang with them. I feel much honored to be a part of preparing them for the future,” she says. Her favorite quote is “If God brings you to it, He’ll help you through it.”