Academics Learning Center
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It’s important to us to help all students achieve learning success. The Mother Seton Learning Center is an instructional program that provides academic, social and consultative support. The student assistance process centers around a core team of trained educators (teachers, a student support advisor and the resource coordinator). The Learning Center team meets with administration on a regular basis to monitor student progress and address ongoing needs.

This group works together to identify students who require instructional support, assess those students' instructional needs, and then respond in a coordinated effort using academic support strategies and scientifically proven intervention programs.

True to the spirit of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton's first school in Emmitsburg, Mother Seton School operates and serves students through the Mother Seton Learning Center at no additional cost to families.


Ann Beirne, Director

  • B.A. Elementary Education and Social Sciences, University of Rhode Island
  • M.S. Counseling Education, Western Maryland College
  • Additional coursework in Differentiated Education, Reading, Writing Instruction completed at Trinity College and Maryland State Dept. of Education
  • Maryland Certification (Advanced): Grades 1-8, Reading, Guidance Counseling
  • 30 years of teaching experience, including elementary grades 3-5 and Middle School English

Brenda Hackley, Assistant

  • B.A. Cum Laude Elementary Education, Loyola College of Maryland
  • 90-Hour Certificate in Childcare
  • 22 years teaching experience in Archdiocese of Baltimore, including Computer and Middle School Math and Social Studies
  • Sister Patricia Dunne, D.C., Student Support Services
  • B.A. Mathematics, Marillac College, St. Louis, MO
  • MSW, Loyola University, Chicago, IL
  • ACSW Member
  • 10 years of counseling at Catholic Charities, Nashville, TN