Meet Mrs. Barb Hartz

We asked our teachers & staff a few questions so that you can get to know them better!

What is your role at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic School?
2nd Grade Teacher Associate

What year did you start working at St. Stephen?

Tell us about your education background & about your teaching/work experience.
Degree in journalism and English literature from Benedictine College. My background is in advertising and marketing.

What do you love about your job?
I love being a Teacher Associate for 2nd grade! The kids are wonderful and I enjoy being with them and the 2nd grade team of teachers are AMAZING and fun to work with.

Who is your favorite Saint or what is your favorite scripture?
St. Benedict, St. Patrick and St. Anthony

Tell us about your family (spouse, children, grandchildren, pets, etc.):
Will be married to my husband for 20 years this December 2021. We have 3 boys ages 18, 15 and 11. (And two dogs and 2 birds 🙂 )

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I think a veterinarian!

What is your favorite sweet treat?
Brownies with ice cream

Do you have any hidden talents or hobbies?
I love to run. I’m training for my 4th half marathon in October.

What’s your favorite thing to do on the weekends?
Be with my family and friends, run, read, hang with the dogs