St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School, Seahurst, WA

Sisters arriving in Seattle to teach at St. Francis. (Photo from: Catholic Northwest Progress)

St. Francis opened in 1953 with an enrollment of 500 students. Staffed by the Sisters of Notre Dame, they taught grades 1-8. By 1975, the Sisters had withdrawn from the school.

Today lay administrators and staff at St. Francis continue their commitment to quality Catholic education.

Sisters who taught or administered at the school include:

  • Julie Bellefeuille (Julie St. Francis), 1955-1957
  • June Canoles (Andrew), 1958-1961
  • Phyllis Cook (Julie Patrice), 1966-1969
  • Phyllis D'Anna (Philip Marie), 1969-1971
  • Patrice Donohoe (Marie Patrice), 1961-1963
  • Aileen Donohue (Barbara Julie), 1962-1964
  • Helen Dugan (Thomas Julie), 1965-1970
  • Janet Marie Egan, 1967-1969
  • Ruth Ella, 1960-1961
  • Angela Guitierrez (Angela Julie), 1956-1958
  • Barbara Hamm (Anthony), 1959-1960
  • Lucy Holguin (Lucy Julie), 1971-1972
  • Alberta Karp (Alberta Marie), 1964-1966
  • Barbara Kavanaugh (Barbara Ann), 1953-1954
  • Eileen McCarthy (Mary Daniel), 1966-1967
  • Marie Elise McCormick, 1960-1962
  • Audrey McGreevy (Mary Kenneth), 1963-1965
  • Claudia McTaggart, 1967-1968, 1970-1973
  • Joanne Miller (Catherine Rose), 1954-1958
  • Kathleen Murphy (Magdaline Cecilia), 1954-1956
  • Peter Joseph Navone, 1971-1973
  • Michela Sheehan, 1968-1970
  • Jeanne Marie Sosic, 1957-1961
  • Dolores Steiner (Joseph), 1957-1963, 1971-1975
  • Jeanne Sullivan, 1960
  • Cecilia Wallace, 1957-1960


  1. You forgot most of my teachers.
    Sr. Marie
    Sr.Catherine rose
    Mrs. Beator
    Sr. Michael marie
    St. Marie Celeste
    Sr. Francis Julie (Elizabeth Mackie)
    St. Theodore
    St. Marie immaculata

  2. Mother Superior was Sr.Regina Marie, a close friend of my mom's. Mrs James Beator (Irene Donohue) was a family friend as was Mrs Hyatt.

    Note: I was the school hellion only one to ever experience the boiler room I think.

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