Alumni: Master of Education
From teacher to principal and now president, Linda Brodeur has found her passion as an educational leader at Bishop Guertin High School in Nashua, N.H.
Brodeur earned her Chemistry degree at Rivier in 1982 and worked as a chemist for a short time. She found her true calling in education and came back to Rivier to pursue a Master of Education degree.
“Rivier is a community, first and foremost,” she says. “If you are looking for a school where you will be known, where you will be challenged, where you will be prepared, where you will have many opportunities to engage in the community, where you will likely have some of the best teachers in the area, then go ahead and submit an application! You will find you are more than you ever thought you could be.”
Brodeur was appointed by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart to be Bishop Guertin High School’s first lay president; she is also the first female president to be named by the Brothers in the United States. “I am honored and humbled to serve in this capacity,” she says.
Rivier’s mission of transforming hearts and minds to serve the world has personal significance for Brodeur. “As a teacher, as a principal, and as a president, I take very seriously the notion that I am directly impacting the future. These students are going to be the leaders of tomorrow.” She challenges all her students to leave the world a better place than they found it for themselves and for others.