Alumni Interview

Katy (O’Connell) Gallagher ’03

June 2, 2015 by Lisa Larocca

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“The teachers at St Helen prepared me for a vigorous high school and higher education career. I could always feel the passion my teachers had for their profession.”

1. What years did you attend St. Helen School? or What year did you graduate?

  • K-8 attendance, graduated in 2003

2. What do you appreciate most about the education you received at St. Helen?

  • The teachers at St Helen prepared me for a vigorous high school and higher education career. I could always feel the passion my teachers had for their profession.

3. What is your fondest memory from the time you spent as a student at St. Helen?

  • I still have a very strong relationship with many of my friends that I meet at St. Helen. I’m lucky to have friendships that have spanned over twenty years since we met in Sister Jane’s kindergarten class!

4. Tell us a little about your current position, family life personal or professional achievements?

  •  I have a unique relationship with St Helen. St. Helen School is my alma mater and taught there for four years. I went to school beginning in Kindergarten through Eighth grade. St. Helen has also been my family parish since I was a baby. I grew up in the loving environment that is St Helen and can’t imagine a better place to begin my teaching career. Being a graduate from the very school I began my teaching career at has allowed me an opportunity to work beside teachers I once had. The sheer dedication the staff has for the students is incredible and I am so luck to now be working with them. A new teacher could not ask for a better staff to work with! I am also very fortunate to have students that are eager to learn. I am truly blessed to have worked at such a wonderful school.

February 10, 2016