Welcome Mrs. Finnerty!

We extend a warm welcome to Mrs. Breigh Finnerty, our new Assistant Principal!  

Mrs. Finnerty is thrilled to join the Basilica School of Saint Mary. She hopes to live out the mission of making God known, loved, and served throughout this robust, dynamic school community.  She has been teaching Middle School English Language Arts for the past three years at St. Bernadette Catholic School in Springfield. Before that, Mrs. Finnerty worked for many years as a teacher and Vice Principal in the Diocese of San Jose, California. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Development from San Jose State University and a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Notre Dame.

Outside of school hours, Mrs. Finnerty can be found on the stage in roles such as Lucy in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Thomas Jefferson in an all-female production of 1776!, and The Witch in Into the Woods. However, her most important leading role is that of wife and mother; she adores her Air Force husband and their seven-year-old daughters.