Second Grade

"Love is the reason for teaching. It costs nothing, yet is the most precious thing one can possess. The more we give, the more it is returned. It heals and protects, soothes and strengthens."

-Harry Wong

Sister Anne Francine, IHM

In 2014, Sister Anne Francine began serving in her teaching ministry here at Sacred Heart Catholic School. She has spent over 35 years in the field of education. Most of her years were spent as a primary grade teacher, teaching first and second grades in both North and South America. She has also had the opportunity to serve as a principal for thirteen years. Six years were spent as a principal at Mc Adoo Catholic Elementary in McAdoo, PA and seven years as the principal at St. Teresa Regional School in Runnemede, NJ. In 2008, she was delighted to return as a full time classroom teacher in a second grade.

Her own formal education started as a child at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Havertown, PA. She graduated from Cardinal O'Hara High School and then went on to Immaculata University obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree. Later she obtained a master's degree from St. Charles Seminary in Philadelphia in Moral Theology.

Sister shares many wonderful experiences with her students and counts her teaching ministry to be one of God's greatest blessings.

She explains that teaching young children at this level provides many great opportunities to be led closer to the Lord through the children's joyful enthusiasm and never ending zeal. She is delighted to be part of the parish Sacramental Program as she prepares our children for the first time reception of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist.

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