Janice Alonso

5th Grade Teacher


Hello! My name is Janice Alonso-Caringer and I am the 5th grade teacher at St. Mary Star of the Sea. I have been a teacher at St. Mary’s for 6 years now. I taught 3 years of Middle School Math and Science and now, 3 years in 5th grade. Through the years, I have taught many grades Kinder-8th in both private and public schools here in San Diego and in Puerto Rico, which is where I am originally from.

I enjoy teaching 5th the most! My favorite subjects to teach are Math and Science. Before pursuing a teaching career, I went to school for Architecture. Having this type of training made me realize how important it is to introduce and integrate STEM at an elementary level to students. I enjoy watching my students make connections and get a better understanding of the world that surrounds us through STEM and Project Based Learning.

I love our ‘small but quaint’ school and the sense of community and family that our school brings. I currently live in Oceanside with my husband and my two-year-old son. It is my wish that he will be able to attend St. Mary, Star of the Sea in the future, grow in his faith, and learn from all the wonderful people in our school. GO STARS!