Jill Kriegel

Moderator:

  • Inscape: SJCS Literary Magazine
  • National English Honor Society
  • The Knightly News
  • Household Dean – Order of Golden Spur

Education:

  • BA French (1986), Florida State University
  • MA English (1995), Florida Atlantic University
  • Ph.D., Comparative Studies [English lit. and Ancient Philosophy] (2010), Florida Atlantic University

Certifications:

  • National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

Associations:

  • American Chesterton Society
  • South Carolina Scholastic Press Association
  • Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers
  • Modern Language Association

Previous Work Experience:

  • English teacher, Coral Springs High School, 1992-2006
  • Adjunct English Faculty, Broward College, 2008-2009
  • Editor, Ignatius Critical Editions, 2009-2014

I began teaching in 1992
I began at SJCS in 2010

Hobbies:
Fermentation (yogurt, cheese, kombucha), Gardening, Cooking, Reading

Favorite Links:
http://abbeyofreginalaudis.org/
https://newmansociety.org/

Favorite Quotes:
“In the history of a great love, everything becomes a sign of Him.” — Fr. Julian Carron, 2012

(Consider this quote above as you read the following from great thinkers and writers of the western world. Literature IS, then, a glorious sign of Him!)

“No one is to be honored or valued more than the truth.” — Plato, The Republic, 10.595c

“My weight is my love, and wherever I am carried, it is this weight that carries me.” — St. Augustine of Hippo, The Confessions, 13.9.

“Lookee here, Pip, at what is said to you by a true friend … If you can’t get to be oncommon through going straight, you’ll never get to do it through going crooked … live well and die happy.” — Charles Dickens, Great Expectations [Joe Gargery]

“In the fairy tale an incomprehensible happiness rests upon an incomprehensible condition. A box is opened, and all evils fly out. A word is forgotten, and cities perish. A lamp is lit, and love flies away. A flower is plucked, and human lives are forfeited. An apple is eaten, and the hope of God is gone.” — G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy.

An interesting fact I would like to tell SJCS parents & students:
I entered the Catholic Church in 1997, and it changed my life completely, including (eventually) leading me to Greenville to teach at SJCS!

I am a great lover of Benedictine spirituality, thanks to my dear friends at the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, CT.

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