Ms. Karen Hammen has served as the Vice Principal of St. Peter's since August, 2013. She earned a B.A. in biology from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts and a master’s in education from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana; she recently completed her M.A. in Educational Leadership at Notre Dame as well. In prior positions, Ms. Hammen taught middle school for eight years, including science, math, language arts, and religion. She also has experience teaching high school biology and chemistry, as well as fifth grade (all subjects). Ms. Hammen completed three years of full-time volunteer service work as a member of both the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and the Alliance for Catholic Education Teaching Fellows program.