Jamie O’Hare is the Pre-Kindergarten 4 teacher at Notre Dame Academy. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Lafayette College and her Master of Science degree in Early Childhood - Elementary Education from Saint Joseph’s University. Jamie attended private, Catholic schools throughout her elementary and high school academic careers, and her most recent experience was working in a Universal Pre-Kindergarten for All Classroom before joining NDA.
Jamie is exceptionally grateful for being back in her hometown, teaching, and inspiring young minds by empowering them with education, confidence, and faith. She knows that Pre-Kindergarten sets the foundation for young learners in the years and grades to come and believes students learn best in a hands-on, safe, positive, and nurturing environment, where high expectations are set, and a curriculum is designed to suit the needs and unique abilities of all of her students.
Jamie loves working with children and guiding their curious and passionate minds. She strives to instill confidence and the belief that anything is possible with hard work, dedication, and a growth mindset. We are all lifelong learners, and through our mistakes and setbacks come success.
Growing up on Staten Island, Jamie was a great student and successful basketball player who became a Division 1 Student-Athlete and Coach while studying to become a teacher. Outside of the classroom, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and participating in sports and all other forms of physical activity.