Faculty

Holy Child's dedicated faculty create an active and immersive learning environment for our students. Inspired by their own passions and a shared mission to "educate young women of conscience and action," our faculty integrate a rigorous curriculum with the latest in instructional technology that supports a collaborative and personalized education for each of our students.

 

Kristine Budill, Director of the Architecture, Engineering, and Design for the Common Good Program

Ms. Budill earned degrees in electrical engineering and management science and worked in a variety of technical and managerial roles at large industrial corporations including General Electric and ITT.

Her favorite space on campus is the Design Studio, where access to a variety of prototyping equipment inspires creativity. She said, "I love the fact that there is rarely one correct answer to the problems students explore in the Design Studio and enjoy seeing them collaborate to develop unique solutions, learn to take risks, embrace failure and learn from it."

Michelle Sherry, Director of Instructional Technology, Computer Science Faculty

Mrs. Sherry has been at Holy Child for 24 years. She teaches design programming and robotics in the Middle School, which allows students to build and program 3D models as well as develop their own computer games. Mrs. Sherry loves her technology classes, because they are designed to engage and challenge students by stimulating both sides of the brain.

The willingness and commitment of the School to encourage everyone to be creative thought leaders is something that Mrs. Sherry feels sets Holy Child apart. She is encouraged to brainstorm new ideas and work with faculty and students to see them through to the finish. 

Lauren Poccia '07, English and Religious Studies Faculty 

When Ms. Poccia was a student in our Upper School, she was inspired to be a teacher during an English class with Mrs. Gazso. Twelve years later, Ms. Poccia is a teacher in our Middle School with Mrs. Gazso's daughter as a student!

Before her time in the classroom, Ms. Poccia worked in the Admission Office and College Office. During that time she learned the importance of building relationships with students and parents. Each September, she sets a goal for herself to focus on building trust with her students. She loves watching their confidence grow each day because she knows each student feels valued and known.