Mrs. Vanessa Fanchin
Title: Fourth Grade Teacher
Faculty Member Since: 1995
Hometown: Bethesda, Maryland
What is your favorite memory of being in school?
Besides playing four square and kickball at recess, one of my earliest and favorite memories while in parochial school is my brother crowning Mary when he was in first grade at Holy Spirit Catholic School in North Carolina.
What do you value most about St. Patrick?
I value St. Patrick Catholic Community most for its impact on my spiritual growth and for the opportunity to work in an environment where I can celebrate and practice being a catholic Christian daily.
Who or what inspires you most?
I have been most inspired by my husband, my own parents, and my grandparents.
What do you like to do in your free time?
In my free time you might find me with my family or friends, playing volleyball or running, reading or learning something, cooking, listening to Catholic Radio or country music, or enjoying the outdoors.
What is the best advice you have ever received?
I have received a lot of great advice from wise people. However, I often call upon these words of wisdom:
Saint Augustine’s words, “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.”
Our family motto, “It’s not all about you.”
Sports motto, “There is no I in TEAM.”