Art: Michelle Breen

Bio: Michelle Breen started teaching art 35 years ago as a University student for the summer months at the Art Gallery of Algoma in Sault Ontario.  She is a graduate of Mount St. Joseph College, Sault College and the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario.  As well as being a professional artist, Michelle works alongside her husband with their consulting practice managing environmental groundwater remediation throughout the United States and Canada.  When not working, Mrs. Breen can be found volunteering with the Knights of Columbus throughout Michigan as her husband is currently the District Deputy of the Eastern Upper Peninsula and surrounding area.  In addition, Mrs. Breen and her husband have been invested into the Equestrian Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, dedicated to supporting Christians in the Holy Land.  Mr. and Mrs. Breen have been married 30 years and have two children, and have hosted 6 exchange students from Europe. Frank, (son 24) is a CNA at War Memorial Hospital and studying Nursing at LSSU, and, Mary Catherine (Kitty), 22, a third year student in geology at LSSU.  

Bio: Ms. Larsen grew up in Sault Ste. Marie and attended Sault Area Public Schools.  She started her teaching career as a 1st grade teacher.  Several years later, she became a school guidance counselor at Sault Area Middle School and remained in that position for 16 years.  With a desire to return to elementary school as her own children grew older, she was excited to have the opportunity to wear a number of hats at St. Mary’s School such as computer technology teacher and Title 1 intervention teacher.  She loves being back in elementary school!