Sister Bridget Biography
As a St. Louis native, I graduated from Cor Jesu Academy. After entering the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, I earned a B.A. in History, and M.S. in Elementary Education with a concentration in Early Childhood.  I have professional educators certification in two states for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12.  I am also certified to teach Level 1 of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (the Atrium). I have completed two classes in outdoor education and sustainable schoolyards through Litzsinger Road Ecology Center, a division of the Missouri Botanical Garden. For 30 plus years, I taught grades ranging from Kindergarten to Eighth.  Most of these years I taught second grade.  My teaching experiences have been in New York City, Middlesex in New Jersey, New Haven & Bridgeport in Connecticut, and St. Louis.

 I am in my sixth year as the Kindergarten teacher at Sacred Heart Villa.  I coordinate First Friday liturgies for the Kindergarten class from October to May. Annually, I direct the school’s Christmas program. Each March, I direct a performance by the Kindergarten in honor of Mother Clelia Merloni. In the spring, I coordinate the May Crowning ceremony. In 2015, I created the Villa’s first native Missouri wildflower garden through a grant received from Brightside St. Louis. This school year I started family hiking events one Sunday of the month (except in the deep cold of winter).                         

 In addition to my work with the little ones at the Villa, I am coordinator for Great Family of the Sacred Heart (GFASC) in St. Louis: an international lay family group which shares the charism of the Congregation of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart and guides families to consecrate themselves to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.