Class of 1971
What is your name, where do you currently live, and what year did you graduate St. Mary School?
My name is Suzanne Beliveau, I graduated SMS in 1971 and I love in Milford, CT.
What is your current job?
Math Tutor at Bunnell High School in Stratford, CT.
What was your educational path after graduating from St. Mary School?
Lauralton Hall ‘1975
Sacred Heart University ‘1978 BA Mathematics, Minor in Secondary Education
SHU ‘1990 MS in Applied Operations Research
University of Bridgeport ‘1996 6th year Educational Leadership
What volunteer efforts are you involved with?
Milford Hospital Volunteer 1972 - present
Milford Hospital Auxiliary President 2018
Former St. Mary Ladies Guild - 1992-2018 (Scholarship Chair, Secretary, Co-President, Treasurer)
How do you feel SMS prepared you academically?
I was prepared very well both spiritually and academically, after being told I needed to be tutored in Math in order to get into first grade. (Plus I has a broken abacus in first grade which didn’t help my efforts but I succeeded).
What are some of your favorite memories of SMS?
Playing the Virgin Mary in the 7th grade for the Christmas Pageant. Sister Amabilis for pulling out loose teeth in first grade. The nuns were strict back then.
What are your plans for the future?
Though formerly retired after 35 years of teaching (21 years at St Joseph HS, 14 at Bunnell HS) I continue to work part time in helping students learn math.
What advice can you give to our students?
Study hard and know your math facts such as the times table. If you can “do math” (my license plate), you can do anything!