Ms. Abby Tarantino

Ms. Abby Tarantino

Faculty Member Since: 2022
Hometown: San Rafael, CA

What is your favorite memory of being in school?
My favorite memory of being in school is the relationships I built with my teachers and how I looked up to them. I had some pretty special teachers who played kickball on the yard with us, threw epic class parties, and took the time to get to know each student. I always knew that I wanted to be like my teachers one day and now here we are!

What do you value most about St. Patrick?
I value St. Patrick’s strong Catholic identity and the close community. Everyone is warm, welcoming, and supportive. I am looking forward to getting to know everyone here and am excited for a fantastic year!

Who or what inspires you most?
My mom has always been my role model who inspires me the most. She is my rock, my best friend, and I look up to her in so many ways. My mom is truly a woman for others. She is selfless, loving, and has strong conviction in her beliefs. I don’t know where I’d be without her.

What do you like to do in your free time?
In my free time, you will find me doting on my pup Sadie! We enjoy going for long walks, playing at the beach, and lunching with friends together. I also love photography and watching basketball (especially during March Madness - go zags!).

What is the best advice you have ever received?
Everyone you meet is fighting a battle or carrying a cross you know nothing about, so be kind. My sister also introduced me to the phrase “do something once a day that scares you”, which has been a great motivator to get out of my comfort zone.