Sacred Heart School’s Beloved Sister Theresa Pond Retires

February 21, 2012
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Sacred Heart School of Lynn honored Sister Theresa Pond at a farewell celebration in honor of her retirement after 44 years of service at the school. Principal Joanne M. Eagan and eighth grade students are pictured with Sister Theresa at the event on Feb. 17 at the school.

Sister Theresa Pond, a Sister of St. Joseph for 66 years, is retiring after 44 years at Sacred Heart School.

Sister Theresa began her teaching career at Sacred Heart in 1968 as a seventh grade teacher.

A truly gifted educator, Sister Theresa struck a delicate balance between discipline and compassion. She enjoyed challenging her students to think and work outside of their comfort zone.

She taught her students to always maintain careful attention to detail and be proud of a job well done. Many of her former students returned to the school to thank her for her loving guidance and for helping them achieve professional success.

Many of the students currently enrolled at Sacred Heart School are the children of former students of Sister Theresa, a fact that delights her.

Following her 27 years of teaching the seventh grade, Sister Theresa was named Director of Development in 1995. Her new assignment gave her an opportunity to do what she loves – talk to people, share her enthusiasm for Sacred Heart School and Catholic education. Under her stewardship, numerous scholarships donated by former students, parishioners, teachers and staff have been awarded to deserving students.

After 44 years of serving families of Sacred Heart School, Sister Theresa will retire to the Sisters of St. Joseph’s Retirement Home in Framingham.

Sacred Heart is losing an outstanding educator, a loyal friend, a mentor and a true inspiration who has devoted her life to the service of God.

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