My name is Irene Bauer and as a Pennsylvania native with 4 other siblings my parents made the needed sacrifices to give us all a Catholic education. I am happily married and have 3 children who are all graduates of Epiphany Cathedral School, Cardinal Mooney High School, and college graduates as well. As a Florida certified teacher my bachelor's degree is in elementary education and special education. My master's degree is in exceptional student education and I hold an Advanced Director's Credential for Early Childhood from the state of Florida . My teaching experience includes grade levels pre-k through middle school in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida. I became employed at Epiphany Cathedral School in 1992.
Since 1979 my husband and I have been involved in the Catholic Cursillo Movement which is an adult program of lay spirituality with apostolic and leadership dimensions. I enjoy music of all types but especially enjoy serving in music ministry at Epiphany Cathedral.
My favorite scripture verse is: "For those who love God everything works out for good." Romans 8:28
The educational philosophy, which guides me, is that all children deserve an opportunity to learn in a safe, loving, well prepared learning environment. Children deserve the time, talents, and care of respectful, qualified and attentive professionals who transmit and facilitate faith and knowledge. I believe that some of our strong future Catholic leadership and global leadership will come from graduates of Catholic schools. In partnership with parents and families it is a goal worthy of our best efforts. In Mother Teresa's words, " Everyday we are called to small things with great love." It is a privilege, blessing and special joy to be called to serve the families of Epiphany in a tradition of excellence in Catholic education.