“Jesus said, “Ask and you shall receive” And you have asked for many things. Now ask God to increase your trust in him, to increase your faith. This is one prayer God is sure to answer." - Matthew Kelly
Reflections on Catholic Education
To me, Catholic education at MRA truly is a gift that I am thankful for each and every day of the school year. As a mother of three elementary aged children attending Mount Royal, I value faith formation, classically inspired academics and a safe and nurturing environment where they are treated with love and respect. It brings my husband and me such joy to see how much our children value and love their MRA experience.
As a teacher at Mount Royal Academy, the feeling on campus exudes everything that is good. Sure the campus is breathtaking and beautiful, but to me, the true beauty of the school seeps from the hearts of the faculty, staff and children. I love when the middle and high school children come down to morning recess to give a hug or high-5 to the little ones. Students are polite, respectful and serve as wonderful role models for the younger children who are always looking up to them. There are countless examples where I am able to witness acts of love and kindness each and every day.
As a convert to the Catholic Church, I have spent the past 17 years building my relationship with Jesus as I learn to trust Him and His plan for me, my family, and my school community. The gift of faith has brought me to where I am today and I feel truly blessed to bring that faith to the children and the children to the faith at Mount Royal Academy. - Mrs. Karen Walsh
Mrs. Walsh received her Master's Degree in Education from Lesley University in 2001. Her undergrad studies were completed in North Adams, Massachusetts at North Adams State College where she earned a B.S. in Education and a B.A. in Sociology in 1997. She has over 10 years of teaching experience while working with children grades Pre-K through 5th grade in both general education and special education classrooms.
She is an active parishioner at St. Patrick's in Newport and has volunteered in their senior youth group program. Mrs. Walsh lives in Grantham, NH with her husband and three children.