Aaron Menzel, class of '05 at St. Mary's will be moving to Cheongna, South Korea this fall, 2016 to teach at one of South Korea's premier schools: Cheongna Dalton School. He and his wife Rachel who married July 4, 2015 just signed a two year contract, he as a 5th and 7th grade literature teacher, she as a writer. After graduating from St. Mary's School and then Mount Michael Benedictine High School Aaron traveled to Minnesota to attend Saint John's University. While there he earned a degree in English and Secondary Education. He spent his first year out of college working as an editor, and with Artist Relations for Minnesota Public Radio. Since then he's been teaching English, Environmental Science, and Creative Writing at a new charter school in Saint Paul: Upper Mississippi Academy. Aaron says, "Saint Mary's truly set me up for success. By offering me such a personalized education, I always felt at home in the classroom. Each and every teacher knew my strengths and weaknesses, and challenged me daily to improve. Additionally, Saint Mary's taught me to be tolerant of all beliefs--religious or otherwise--a skill which I value above all else."
School News 2015-2016
St. Mary’s Alumnus Going to Teach Abroad