Lisa Vigue: Fourth Grade

     I feel incredibly blessed to be here at Asheville Catholic School.  My husband and I decided to move our boys to Asheville in 2017, after spending our entire lives in Boston.  Up until then, I had been teaching first grade at a Catholic School for four years and spent several years before that in special education once I graduated from UMASS-Amherst.  I had actually spent my twenties as a paralegal before finally getting the chance to finish my degree in education at the youngish age of 30. I am proud to say that my three boys got to see their mother graduate college, the first in my family to do so.  Before leaving Boston, I was honored to be recognized by the Archdiocese of Boston for being in the top five of first grade teachers in our diocese of 100+ schools in student growth and achievement.

     When we began considering moving to NC, the first thing I did was look up the Archdiocese of Charlotte website to see if there were any teaching jobs.  We had seen and fell in love with Asheville from a visit we recently took to see family, and could not shake the feeling that it was a place we belonged.  Sure enough, the first job posted was a position at ACS and it had been posted one day earlier. I knew right then it was meant to be. I feel that God has a special purpose for me here, as a teacher, a mother, a wife, and an individual.  Every day I look at the mountains, this school, my boy’s smiling faces, my amazing colleagues, and these children that I have the privilege of spending every day with, and I know how blessed I am. I learn as much from them as they do from me and I cannot wait to do so for many more years to come.