St. Thomas More Elementary School, Lynnwood, WA

SR-Badalamente_AnnCarmel_HabitSt. Thomas More opened with first, second and third grades in 1966. Do you remember Sister Ann Carmel the first principal? She shares this account: "The first day of school everyone was present and accounted for, 150 or so bright-eyed children for grades 1, 2 and 3. Sisters Jean Robeson, Marilyn Smith and myself, plus all the parent aides were ready. Father Joseph Doogan was there to bless us …we were ALL so excited."

Sisters who taught or administered at the school include:

  • Ann Carmel Badalamente, 1966-1972
  • Dolores Fowler (Gregory Marie), 1980-1984
  • Margaret Lederer (Joseph Louise), 1976-1983
  • Kay McMullen (Ann Catherine), 1968-1970
  • Andrea Medoza (Teresita), 1973
  • Peggy Offley (Robert), 1975-1978
  • Theresa Reis (Helen Marie), 1972-1973
  • Jean Robeson, 1966-?
  • Sharon Skain (Mary Fidelis), 1969-1970
  • Marilyn Smith (Maureen), 1966-1973
  • Julie Marie Thorpe, 1972-1973



  1. Hi,
    I just want to say that your excellent care and compassion made my education one of joy. I have spent a lifetime blessing my particular teachers. Thank your exemplary for your gift of state of the art educational practices and innovative approaches. As an educator with 33 years of classroom experience, I have never had the joy of working in such an innovative environment that sincerely utilized all aspects of the child and promoted true community building. I want to express my deep appreciation. My first teacher was Sr. Paula in 1972-3. I do not have her last name. She presented a seminar on cannon law to my high school. I would love to know her last name and that she is well. Can you let me know?

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