Sixth Grade Homerooms

                      Meet Mrs. Renee Lowe


My name is Renee Lowe and I am a sixth grade teacher here at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School.  My husband Rick and I have one son, Gavin, who attends OLMC.  I am extremely excited to be back, as I am a 1992 graduate of the school.  My family has a long lineage here at OLMC.  My son is the fourth generation to have attended the school.  My grandfather, father, and I are all alumni, as well; my grandmother and aunt were both teachers here.

This is my sixteenth year teaching.  I graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in 2001, and was employed as a teacher for the Regional Office of Education for four years.  I then accepted a position as a fifth grade teacher at Washington Elementary in Marion, where I taught for nine years.


The opportunity to teach here at OLMC is extremely exciting to me, as I will have the opportunity to teach students to grow not only academically, but socially, emotionally, and spiritually, as well.

*  Mrs. Lowe’s News

** 6th Grade School Supply List (2017-18) 

                                                  Meet Miss Flavia Velasquez

Hi! My name is Flavia Velasquez.  I was born and raised in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.  I was an English teacher for seven years in Honduras.  Three years ago I moved to Carbondale, where I currently reside.  I recently completed a Master’s degree with a double major in Spanish Literature and Linguistics.  During the last three years, I have also taught several Spanish language classes at SIU-C.

I am fun, goal oriented and very energetic!  I like to run and enjoy outdoor activities, but chocolate is my passion!   I love to travel and constantly look for any opportunity that will allow me to learn about other languages, cultures and meet people!  This year I am the 6th grade homeroom teacher and the Spanish teacher for 6, 7th and 8 grade.  Learning languages is something I love and is becoming more and more important in our society today.  I’m very proud to teach my native language and I am blessed to be part of this beautiful OLMC family now.

                                        ** Miss Velasquez  News

  ** 6th Grade School Supply List (2016-17) - Velasquez                        

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