Welcome to the Villa’s New Culinarian: Sr. Margaret Mary Stoverink, ASCJ
We are very excited to welcome back Sr. Margaret to Sacred Heart Villa. From 1982 - 83, she taught the four-year old class and from 2003-2004 she was assistant to the director, Sr. John Catherine. Sr. Margaret is a native St. Louisan and huge Cardinal Baseball fan. Sister comes from a family with culinary experience so you might say it is in her genes. She is known among the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus for her passion for cooking and baking, as well as her sense of humor and contagious laugh. For four years, she served as the head cook for Sacred Heart Manor, the Sisters’ retirement home in Connecticut. For most of her religious life, Sr. Margaret has taught in elementary schools ministered by the Apostles in Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, and Missouri. Now, Sr. Margaret is moving up north from St. Joseph School in Imperial. During more summers than we can count, Sister has spent her time away from the classroom volunteering to cook for her Apostle Sisters at Mount Sacred Heart in Hamden, CT. She managed the daily food preparations for the Sisters and also for large events. She is not a new comer to the Hill. Sister taught 2nd and 4th Grade at St. Ambrose from 2004 – 2011. Though she is not of Italian descent, Sr. Margaret has a love for Italian food and culture. Her savory pasta sauce and creamy risotto could be matched against any restaurant on the Hill. Sr. Margaret’s knowledge of classroom management will be very helpful this year for the Villa. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the children must eat lunch and snacks in their classrooms. Sister’s experience in both teaching and food preparation will serve her well as she navigates this new challenge for the school. The Sisters, staff and families will be happy that she is on board this year.