“The impressions of childhood are never obliterated.” - St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
Reflections on Catholic Education
Having received an education through Catholic institutions from first grade through college, and subsequently having taught in Catholic schools for many years, I can attest to the high value of a Catholic education: it has guided me through God’s grace to the vocations I now live, and equipped me with the knowledge, skill, and understanding needed to attend to the tasks each day brings. Through travel, work with the homeless, and intervention with children of families experiencing dysfunction, I have witnessed the unhappiness, confusion, and anger that disorder and insecurity can cause in the soul of a child. I am grateful to be called upon here at Mount Royal to provide a welcoming place of learning and faith that strives to meet the individual needs of each young child who enters, impressing upon each one the goodness of God, Who makes everything that is wise and good and beautiful, and loves us so much. I hope to inspire in each young student the faith, ability, and love of learning that should be natural to every child, for each one to carry through the years of school to come. - Mrs. Elizabeth Heath
Mrs. Heath graduated cum laude from the University of Dallas with a B.A. in Philosophy, and subsequently received training and experience in the Montessori Method for 3-6 year olds. Mrs. Heath has taught children in pre-k through 2nd grade for 19 years, 17 of which have been at Mount Royal. Mrs. Heath’s goal in the classroom is to provide her students with a strong foundation for future learning through solid reading instruction, a lively introduction to the Faith, and the inspiration to pursue inquiry.
Mrs. Heath is a parishioner of St. Theresa’s Church in Henniker, and resides in Warner, NH with her husband and young daughter.