Bio: Barbara Verdonck has been involved in Catholic education for over 30 years. She studied Elementary Education and received her Master’s Degree in Psychology from the University of the Rockies. She has taught various levels of math ranging from PK4 through Grade 12, as well as Engineering I and II. She has served on various committees such as: Middle States Coordinator, Math Coordinator/Department Head, and Yearbook moderator. She also worked two years as a high school admissions director.
Hometown: Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
I like working at the Academy because…everyone is friendly and respects each other.
Teaching Philosophy: If students are engaged, they will love to learn. I believe in challenging my students…..encouraging them to take risks and learn from their successes and their mistakes. I believe in a hands-on, real-life approach to learning. I believe instilling the love for learning is an integral part of my profession.
Fun Facts..I am a Clemson Tiger football fan (well really the Clemson Marching Band fan)!
When I’m not in the classroom you will find me…. In the garden or reading a book.
Ask me about ….My family
My personal motto….. Keep believing!