Rochelle Pendergast

Teacher

Classes: Calculus, Theology 11, Survey of Algebra, Science 7, Survey of Chemistry

Born and raised on a homestead property near Palmer Alaska, I left Alaska in the 1990’s to attend Oregon State University. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2000, I returned to the state I love, Alaska, and started my career as a mechanical engineer. I spent about 15 years
working on design projects large and small, from the remotest reaches of Alaska to downtown Anchorage, and even a few on the far side of the world. Along the way my husband and I found each other and settled in Anchorage, where we have been parishioners at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton since the early 2000’s.

As challenging as engineering was, I left that career to tackle the bigger challenge of raising
4 children. After some years and additional reflection, I realized I had a passion for teaching math and
science. That realization led me back to college to earn my Master’s degree in Education from University
of Alaska Fairbanks in 2019, and I was certified as a teacher shortly after. Having taught a few years at
the high school and middle school levels in Anchorage, I am now entering my third year of teaching. I
have followed a winding road to Lumen Christi, and I am thrilled to be here!
I live in Anchorage with my husband, Kevin, and our four children, and among many other pursuits, we
all love spending time together at “the cabin”, our special place in Willow.

Email: rpendergast@lumenchristiak.com