My name is Joshua O’Brien. I was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana. I grew up on the corner of Angela boulevard and Notre Dame Avenue where I developed a love for Our Lady’s University. Some of my earliest memories consisted of watching Saturday morning cartoons with one eye, while the other watched the streams of one way traffic. My older brother Jamie and I learned to throw footballs in our front yard with these passersby. South Quad is the”park” that my mother would take us, and Law School chili was my Father’s attempt at a home cooked meal.
I have two brilliant younger sisters, and I love to make stir fry for them (even if one is a vegetarian and the other is picky). In my free time I enjoy reading a good book in my freshly weeded garden and playing the guitar for my wife.
I ran Cross Country and Track at Saint Joseph’s High School before moving on to Notre Dame. I graduated in 2012 with my BA in English and Russian. While at Notre Dame I studied abroad in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and I plan on returning there next summer for the World Cup!
This is my third year at St. Matthews, and I am grateful everyday for my supportive and persistent colleagues and my bright and (usually) funny students.
I was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana. I attended St. Adalbert from K-8, Washington High School, and Saint Mary’s College. My husband and I have 5 children, four of them attend the Cathedral School, our oldest has graduated and now attends Marian High School. I enjoy reading, playing volleyball, and spending time with my family. I really enjoy trying different foods, though I can’t handle spicy very well.
My dream meal would be fresh sushi, a good salad, and fresh baked chocolate chip cookies.
If I could go anywhere, I would go to Hawaii and enjoy the sand and sun.
This is my third year teaching 4th grade here at the Cathedral School. I was born in South Bend, and attended St. Joseph High School and Indiana University. I earned my Masters Degree in Education from IUSB. I have taught at Our Lady of Hungary School and Holy Family School before coming to St. Matthew. My husband and I are proud parents to three children, one just graduating college and twins that are heading off to college this year.
My favorite food is any food that I don’t have to cook! If I could go anywhere, I would take my family on a tour of Europe!
This is my 22nd year at the Cathedral School! How time does fly! I have taught first grade, kindergarten, and now third grade. Which is the most exciting? Hard to say!
I have two children of my own – Torie Collins who is now 30 and married, and Drew who is 27 and also married! – as well as assorted cats, dogs, and fish. I also have three amazing (biased I know) grandchildren – I’m so excited as both my grandchildren will be attending St. Matthew Kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year – Grandma will get to see them every day!
I’m looking forward to a wonderful year with your children. Thank you for entrusting them to our care.
My hometown is South Bend. I was born here. I went to Saint Joseph High School and the University of Notre Dame. Hometown girl all the way.
My favorite fruit is pineapple. My favorite food is Penne Vodka.
I’ve been very fortunate in my lifetime and have traveled many places over seas and lived in Australia so I guess for me my dream vacation would be to visit all the major baseball parks in the US. Baseball is my favorite sport and I love the Cubs.
I was born in Cincinnati, OH. I have one older sister. We moved to Bismark, ND when I was 1 and I lived there until I was 6. Finally, my family moved to the north side of South Bend where I lived until college.
I graduated with a B.S. in Environmental Science from IU Bloomington. While at I.U., I met my wonderful husband. We have been married for 16 years and have 3 children. Starting in fall of 2017, I will have worked at St. Matthews as an aide for 6 years. I enjoy reading and exploring nature with my family.
My favorite food is pumpkin pie with whipped cream.
My dream vacation would be to visit every National Park in the United States and stay at all the lodges.
Jessica Sheehan is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. She studied music at St. Mary’s College and graduated in 2009. She currently lives with her sister, Maria and their labradoodle, Jack. Her hobbies include reading, playing trumpet and going on bike rides.
Her favorite food is chicken tacos. She loves to travel and plans to go sightseeing around Europe sometime in the next few years.