St. Julie's quote "In the schools teach whatever is necessary to equip the students for life" inspired the creation of a virtual school system that would unite the educational mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur throughout the world. I believe that if St. Julie were alive today, she would have an iPad and would communicate with the Notre Dame schools through the Internet.
The goal of the Notre Dame Virtual School is to facilitate collaboration and networking among sponsored ministries of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and enable sharing of resources among teachers and students.
As a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur, I see my life in mission as traveling from one piece of "holy ground" to another; and now I travel in cyberspace. My ministry in education spans more than three decades in three different dioceses in Massachusetts. I have served in urban, suburban, and inner-city schools, and these experiences have provided me with a deep appreciation of our diversity. My work in teaching and administration has taught me that technology is a tool to empower individuals in the 21st century.