Middle School Teachers

Kathleen McKinney

6th Grade Home Room

7th & 8th Grade Language Arts

6th & 7th Grade Social Studies

6th Grade Math

Ms. McKinney graduated from Pepperdine University and Cal State Bakersfield, Summa Cum Laude with a Major in English and a Minor in Psychology.  She also attended Duke University with a degree in Paralegal Studies and a Specialty in Torts.  As of the 2020 school year, Ms. McKinney has 7 years of teaching experience at the middle school and high school levels. She and her husband have three children: Luke (2nd grade) and Taylor (6th grade) at Saint Ann School and also a daughter Madison who is a Junior at Burroughs High School.  Ms. McKinney's hobbies include a love of the beach, working out, shopping, baking, copywriting, and spending time with her family.

Soledad Gonzales

7th Grade Home Room

7th, & 8th Grade Math

7th & 8th Grade Religion

Ms. Gonzales has a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from Cal State University Chico.  She is currently studying for credentials through Cal State Fresno.  As of the 2020 school year, Ms. Gonzales taught two years in 5th grade with Sierra Sands School District.  During that time, she volunteered as the girls' basketball coach and Student Council Coordinator.  Ms. Gonzales coached the Saint Ann School middle school boys basketball team this past school year. She has a 19-year old son attending Cal State Northridge and a 27-year old daughter who graduated from Cal State Bakersfield .  Ms. Gonzalez is fluent in English and Spanish and loves to play volleyball and racquetball, watch Netflix, and take walks with her puppy.

Lauren Johnson

8th Grade Home Room

6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Science

6th Grade Language Arts

8th Grade Social Studies

I grew up in Ridgecrest and received my B.A. in Liberal Studies with a minor in Human Development at California State University Monterey Bay. I married my high school sweetheart and we have two children together. For 6 years I taught levels from pre-school to sixth grade at Heritage Montessori. I feel that my previous training and experience with the Montessori curriculum has helped me observe the natural curiosity and learning processes that children have so that I can better understand and teach each child according to their individual needs. I am enjoying my new journey here at Saint Ann School.