Academy welcomes new semester with new faces on campus

Sacred Hearts Academy welcomes two new teachers at the start of the second semester. Bernadette Rosano and Angela Sanborn take over the roles of teachers who left for personal reasons at the end of last semester.

Rosano is currently teaching former Academy mathematics teacher Melinda Rocha’s Pre-Algebra and Algebra I classes. Rocha relocated to Connecticut with her husband, an active-duty military member.

Rosano comes to the Academy with a strong math background, having received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arizona and a Master’s in the Art of Teaching degree from the University of Alaska.

Rosano previously taught math and science courses at Kodiak High School in Alaska. She has also taught children after school, where she realized that teaching is what she wanted to pursue.

“I honestly did not know I wanted to be a teacher,” she said. “As I was going through school, I was taught that knowledge brings opportunity. I have a passion for learning and spreading that knowledge; (therefore), teaching allows me to do both.

In her free time, Rosano enjoys rock climbing, snorkeling and photography.

In the Lower School, new teacher Sanborn takes over former Academy teacher Sheila Banigan’s fifth grade math, science and religion classes. Sanborn received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Truman State University, a Master’s degree in Biology with an emphasis in Molecular Biology and Genetics from Washington University.

Sanborn comes to the Academy from St. Louis School, where she was a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) teacher. This role required her to design a Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) curricula that allows her students to have a hands-on learning experience with the lessons presented in class.

She has also taught reading and religion to fourth graders at Immaculate Conception Dardenne School in Missouri, her home state.

In addition to her teaching career, Sanborn has also worked as a research molecular biologist for Monsanto Life Sciences in St. Louis, Missouri.

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