My name is Ms. Hannel and I am the music teacher and youth choir director at STM. I attended the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, with a major in music education and a minor in theology and religious studies, and have now called the DC area home for the past several years. Prior to joining STM, I taught music in the Fairfax County Public Schools for eight years, first at the elementary level and then as a choral director at the middle school level. I enjoy being involved in church music outside of school, and have sung in the choir at St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, DC, as well as other churches in the area. I love to sing and play piano, in all different styles and settings - from church music, to accompanying choirs, to playing for fun at home.
I love working with students and helping them build confidence to reach their full potential, as musicians and as students overall. I hope that music will be one part of a full and well-rounded experience in school and in life. Outside of music and teaching, I love reading, traveling, and taking advantage of the unique opportunities that the DC area has to offer.