Written on: May 9, 2023
Sister Barbara Pollock, a native of Philadelphia, met the Grey Nuns at Cardinal Dougherty High School. She spent several years teaching in elementary schools in Buffalo and Eden, New York and at Grey Nun Academy in Yardley, PA.
She earned a degree from Wheelock College in Boston, MA, in early childhood education concentrating in infant and toddler studies.
She worked in Albion, New York, with children of migrant farmers. It was at the Martin Luther King Child Care Center in Rochester, New York, that she began working for a national organization credentialing others to serve in early childhood care. This experience led her to Empire State College where she works remotely with students around the world pursuing Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees in education for infants and toddlers. She recently moved to the Philadelphia area but continues her remote teaching part-time and enjoys spending time with her brother and his extended family.
As I reflect back on my 60 years as a Grey Nun of the Sacred Heart I am amazed at all that I have Learned and the blessings that I have received. The many places where I ministered allowed me to meet and work with many inspiring people. Each allowed me to grow in my skills as a teacher of young children. In my years as Director of the Martin Luther King Child Care Center, I learned the joy and freedom of simplicity in my life.
During my years as a Grey Nun, I have often wondered who I would have become without the Grey Nuns. The experiences and support that I have received from my community have allowed me to minister with the people of God and helped me to realize how blessed I have been these last 60 years.