Get to Know: Laura Bergeron, kindergarten teacher at Sts. Peter and Paul

In a continuing effort to get to know more about those who make up our six Consortium schools, we ask students, teachers and priests to tell us more about themselves and share what they love about their school.

Enjoy learning about Mrs. Laura Bergeron, kindergarten teacher at Sts. Peter and Paul.

She grew up in Omaha, attending Our Lady of Lourdes and Gross Catholic High School, before pursuing an elementary education degree at Wayne State College. After college, Laura spent a year discerning the religious life and lived in a convent in Denver, Colorado.  “It was a great year and I discerned that God was not calling me to the religious life, but to use my degree as a Catholic school teacher,” she said.

We’re sure happy to have her leading a classroom at SPP, and we asked Laura a few more questions about her Catholic school experience:class of students with teachers

Q: What’s your favorite part about working at your school?

A:  I love the community at Sts. Peter and Paul! It’s my first year teaching here, but I feel like I have been here for longer because of how welcoming everyone has been.

Q: How would you describe the value of Catholic education in general?

A: After both receiving a Catholic education, and now teaching at a Catholic school, I would say that you can’t place a value on Catholic education. Being able to learn in an environment that doesn’t just care about academics, but the human soul as well is truly priceless. I love being able to pray with my students. I encourage them to be the saints God created them to be.

Q: What’s the funniest or sweetest thing a student has ever said to you?

A:  There are so many! But a good one is when one of my students asked me: “Why are you drinking chocolate juice?”  It was coffee. ☕ 🤣

Q: What’s something else you’d like to share about yourself?

A: I have been to Israel twice, once on a pilgrimage, and once as a co-leader. It is my favorite place in the world.  I love traveling. My other hobbies include hiking, cycling, rugby and baking.