Department Faculty 




    Doris Bridges, Chairperson


    Degree(s): Masters degree in Religious Education
    Award(s): St. Louis Medallion Recipient for work with young people - 2000
    Named Educator of Distinction by the Nobel Prize Committee - 2005
    Who's Who Among Teachers - 2005-2006
    Who's Who Among Business Women - 2006-2007
    Awarded Archdiocesan Service Award by Archbishop Hughes May 2009





    Bonnie Collins


    Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts in English





    Dennis Zelenak


    Degree(s): Bachelor of Science, Double Major Pre-Health/Theology; Master of Arts in Theological Studies





    Elizabeth Thaibinh


    Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts in Theology; Master of Arts in Religious Studies; Master Catechist Certification; Certificate of Youth Ministry; Certificate in Parish Social Ministry





    Carla Sumner


    Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts in Communication; Master Catechism Certification
    Award(s): Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) - Louisiana Oustanding Christian Educator Award




The Religious Studies Department is the lens through which all other knowledge is viewed.  This department strives to live the Salesian mandate to "bring Christ to the young and the young to Christ." Therefore, it seeks to foster the life of faith within the entire school community through the ministries of word, worship and service through evangelization and catechesis, community, liturgy, service and the transformation of society.


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Academy of Our Lady lives the Salesian family spirit of reason, religion, and loving kindness and instills in young women the values to live as Catholic Christians, the drive for life-long learning, and the skills to succeed as responsible citizens in society.