Meet the Principal and Vice Principal

Meet the Principal and Vice Principal

MEET THE PRINCIPAL

Dear Parent, Faculty and Staff, Brian Bradish

It is an honor to have been named the Principal of St. Charles Borromeo School. I would like to thank you for the privilege and the opportunity to share in the leadership of your school. For the past two years, I have been blessed to serve as the principal at St. Brendan Catholic School, Bothell, Washington. During my tenure, we accomplished many things including completing accreditation and a three-year strategic plan. Prior to serving at St. Brendan, I was the Vice Principal at St. Joan of Arc School, a National Blue Ribbon school with more than 500 students located in Lisle, Illinois. I have also taught fourth and fifth grade language arts and social studies as well as junior high language arts at St. Mary of Gostyn School, Downers Grove, Illinois. My education includes a Masters in Educational Leadership from Aurora University and an MBA in Financial Management from City University. My family and I are members of St. Theresa Parish in Federal Way. We have one daughter who is entering her sophomore year at Kennedy Catholic High School where my wife serves as principal. Catholic education is extremely important to my family. St. Charles Borromeo School has established a standard of academic excellence, by creating a Christ centered learning environment that partners with parents in the educational process. Parents, teachers, staff, and administration all have an important role in creating life-long learners who are Disciples of Christ. It is my greatest hope to be a faith-filled leader who helps continue to facilitate a school environment which supports all students to meet the mission and vision of St. Charles Borromeo School. I look forward to the opportunity to meet our parents, students, and faculty & staff of St. Charles Borromeo over the coming months. As we embark on this new journey together, Proverbs 3:5-6 comes to mind: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Peace, Brian Bradish

MEET THE VICE PRINCIPAL

Dear St. Charles Parents, Students, Faculty and Staff,

Kathleen Fogarty

It is a true honor and blessing to be joining the St. Charles School and Parish community this year as your vice principal! I am excited to be part of such a faith-filled and academically accomplished community. I have been a part of Catholic education from my very first days as a student and a teacher. I attended Holy Family Catholic School in Auburn, WA, then on to Kennedy Catholic High School. I earned my BA in Elementary Education and WA State Teaching Certificate from St. Martin’s University in Lacey, WA, a MS in Reading and Literacy from Walden University, and a M.Ed. in Educational Administration from Seattle University.


Last school year I was the Assistant Principal at Visitation Catholic STEM Academy in Tacoma, WA and taught 3rd and 4th grade language arts and social studies. Prior to that, I taught and was part of the administrative team at St. Philomena Catholic School in Des Moines, WA for 14 years. While I was at St. Philomena, I taught 2nd grade for 11 years and 5th grade for 3 years. I have also been a private tutor for the last 15 years tutoring students in Kindergarten - high school in math, language arts, history, and science.


My prayer and goal for everyone this year is to continue the academically excellent education program that has been already established, but to ensure that it emanates from Gospel values and the faith of the Catholic Church. I look forward to meeting and working with such an outstanding community!


Blessings,

Kathleen Fogarty