Acosta Hired For St. Patrick Math Department

St. Patrick Catholic High School is proud to announce the hiring of Don Acosta as a teacher in the Math Department for the 2021-22 school year.

Acosta graduated high school in 1979 from Promised Land Academy in Plaquemines Parish Louisiana. He then earned a BS in General Studies from Louisiana State University in December 1983. After graduation Acosta entered into the US Air Force and served in both an active duty and reserve capacity from 1984 until retirement in 2016. He earned a master’s degree in International Relations from Troy State University in 1993 and a teaching certification at the University of New Orleans in 1997.

He taught 9th grade, General Science, during the 1997/98 at Andrew Jackson High School in Chalmette, Louisiana. After retiring from the Air Force, he received a Mississippi teaching license through the Mississippi Alternate Path to Quality Teachers program certified in Social Studies and Middle School Mathematics. Acosta then taught 7th and 8th-grade math at Hancock Middle School, Hancock County, Mississippi during the 2017/18 school year. He then taught 7th-grade math at Pass Christian Middle School, Pass Christian Mississippi during the 2018/2019 school year. From 2019 until now he has been enjoying retirement, playing golf and fishing as often as possible.

Acosta is looking forward to once again serving in the classroom to help students master mathematics.




 St. Patrick Catholic High School is a faith-based, college preparatory high school in Biloxi, Mississippi, and named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education in 2019. Established in 2007, St. Patrick is the premier secondary educational institution in South Mississippi and strives each day to Educate Scholars, Train Disciples, and Support Champions. St. Patrick is proud to report a 100% college matriculation rate, ACT and SAT scores that far exceed the state and national averages, and a rich history of Catholic education founded in the traditional roots of our legacy schools of St. John High School, Mercy Cross High School, Notre Dame High School, and Sacred Heart Academy.