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Name: Mrs. Theresa Pesta


Teaching since: 1989


Teaching at AHS since: 1989


Department: Ethics 



University of San Diego (B.A. in Religious Studies and History)

Loyola University New Orleans (Masters in Religious Education)

Apple Teacher 


Recent trainings/professional development (last 3 years): 

Apple Teacher

Growing with Canvas



Mrs. Pesta enjoys in assisting her students in knowing the Lord more deeply.  She spends time reading and studying Sacred Scripture to help students grow in their Catholic faith.  Mrs. Pesta has been awarded the Distinguished Teacher Award from the Diocese of San Bernardino (in 2003 and 2020) and the La Rivière Society in 2020 for her efforts at Aquinas.  In Mrs. Pesta’s quiet time, she enjoys reading, especially mystery novels and baking desserts.  When she is not training for marathons and half marathons, she is off on adventures with her husband and her little dog, Miss Scarlett O’Hara Pesta.