Originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin, senior high Spanish teacher Ms. Katy O’Brien has been to many places before her new job at BSM. After finishing her undergrad at St. Olaf University, O’Brien went on to do missionary work for five years in South Minneapolis, New Mexico, and Chile. After her missionary work, O’Brien went back to get her masters in education at St. Kate’s University.
She previously taught at a Spanish Immersion school in St. Paul before coming to BSM. Outside of teaching, O’Brien is involved in many different activities, such as her church choir, a recreational soccer league, and even a Spanish folkloric dance group. If she could be any animal, she would be a dolphin, because they are intelligent, and because she likes to swim.
This year, O’Brien is looking forward to interacting with her students and being able to help them learn throughout this year. As she begins this new chapter, O’Brien hopes to leave a positive impact on the BSM community. “I wish to bring my love and my interest of the Spanish language, but also my own experience with faith and mission. I know BSM focuses a lot on service learning, and I hope to be able to do that in my classroom, and with all the students,” O’Brien said.