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St. Bernard News Now

St. Bernard of Clairvaux parish is a family-friendly church community located in the heart of historic Wauwatosa. The mission of St. Bernard Parish is to provide the people of God with the pastoral care and spiritual nourishment they need to proclaim the Good News of Christ in their lives and to the world.This blog will inform the community of events and activities at this special parish celebrating is 100th Anniversary in 2011. Visit us online at


Teacher Feature: Susan Scaife

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It is my first year teaching at St. Bernard, but not my first year teaching.  After graduating from UW Oshkosh I found my first teaching job at St. Peter's School as a combined 5th and 6th Grade teacher in the small town of Tilden, WI.  After one year there my husband and I wanted to be closer to our families, so we moved back to the Milwaukee area where I taught 4th Grade at St. Stephan. During my time at St. Stephan I became pregnant with my first of now 3 children. I stopped teaching for 10 years and stayed home to raise my family.  When my youngest was in kindergarten I went back to work as a teaching assistant at St. Gregory the Great. The two years as an assistant were great, but I missed having my own classroom.  With my children used to me working out of the house now I decided to go back to teaching again.  St. Bernard has been wonderful with its small class sizes, friendly staff, and caring parents.  I am very happy to be at St. Bernard. My plans for the second semester are to continue working with the students on our SmartBoard (interactive whiteboard). I feel it is important to keep the children up with the latest technology. I also want to continue helping my students develop a love for reading and discover the wonderful places books can take you.

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