As a graduate of both St. Matthias Elementary School ՚73 and High School ՚77 in Huntington Park, Cathy Brunasso Cota remembers her schooling and the example of the Sisters of Notre Dame with a deep sense of gratitude.
Mackenzie Vandergeest, a La Reina graduate from the Class of ’00, has been a champion of excellence all of her life.
As a member of the Chardon province, Sr. M. Lois Best made a significant impact during her years of ministry to the sick and homebound.
Fr. Raymond Marquez has always had a call to serve Catholic youth. Growing up in the San Gabriel Valley.
Kimberly Shivley Tharpe
Kimberly Tharpe LRHS class of ’00 remembers her early years with the Sisters of Notre Dame…
Melodie Camp Santana
Melodie Camp Santana’s relationship with the Sisters of Notre Dame began in 1956…
One of the first impressions that Lizette Martinez Strom had of the SNDs was that they were “energetic…full of life…
Fr. Paul Janowiak, S.J.
“As I have told many of my colleagues, the Sisters of Notre Dame were the best teachers I ever had. I stand by that. I can only hope to cling to the folds of their faith to sustain my own.”
At the age of 15, Gabriella Brignardello founded Mi Casa de Angeles with the intent of building schools and supporting a higher quality of education within the impoverished area of Pachacutec, Peru…
Sr. Cristina Marie Buczkowski S.N.D.
Since September, Sr. Cristina Marie Buczkowski has been serving at Dolores Mission Elementary School in Boyle Heights…
Ruben Hernandez was first introduced to the Sisters of Notre Dame during the summer of 1979…
Sr. Jan Marie Villalobos S.N.D.
Sr. Jan Marie Villalobos SND is an alumna of Notre Dame Academy from the Class of 1976…
Cristina Markiwicz, DDS
Cristina Markiewicz, DDS brings smiles— figuratively and literally–to individuals on a daily basis…
Although Olivia Reinoso is a local of Ventura County, coming from Camarillo, she has spent much of her 18 years as an avid traveler with her parents…
Dr. Elaine Walsh PhD, RN
Dr. Elaine Walsh PhD, RN, who serves her students in the Doctorate of Nurse Practice (DNP) program at the University of Washington…
Courtney Pelant Herda
Looking back on her time spent at La Reina High School, Courtney (Pelant) Herda, Class of 2002, recalls her participation in campus activities…
Reflecting on her life as a young girl living in downtown Los Angeles, Kristen Castellanos recalls how her grandparents and her father raised her from humble beginnings…
Arnold Lara has been an Associate of the Sisters of Notre Dame for three years…
Three Catholics, one Jew, and an atheist sat around Joan Harper’s dining room in 2005 and created what is now Fair Trade LA…
Patty Tudman has had a long-standing connection with the Sisters of Notre Dame…
Deacon Brian Conroy
In his current assignment at St. Mel’s Parish in Woodland Hills, Deacon Brian Conroy spends his time tending to parishioners’ pastoral needs…
Jennifer Caldwell, a 2005 graduate of La Reina High School, was recently awarded the Pacific Coast Business Times “40 under 40” Award…
Meredeth Vogler joined the faculty at Notre Dame Academy in the fall of 1970…
When passion and calling coincide, one can only be so fortunate. Experiencing this first hand was the way for La Reina High School alumna Meghan Meros, ’04…
Brittany Irwin- Sorrentino
Brittany Irwin-Sorrentino is a young woman with a solid passion for helping others. With an impressive resume within the public relations…
Fr. Tom Elewaut
Currently serving as pastor of San Buenaventura Mission in Ventura, Fr. Tom Elewaut can easily reminisce about his SND teachers, remembering them as…
I always tell people that with the Sisters of Notre Dame, every detail counts in educating the whole child. Their schools are clearly Catholic…
Every Sister of Notre Dame has combined the SND charism with her own personality and her love of Christ to make a real difference in the community and in the world…
Maria Avila- Gengenbacher
Maria Avila-Gengenbacher developed a passion for helping children and so at an early age, she began working with her family, teaching religious education at St. Matthias Parish…
It all started in 1975 when Sr. M. Louise Wanamaker hired Nancy Coonis as a faculty member at St. Matthias High School in Huntington Park…