Admissions & Enrollment, Parent-School Relations
A former homeschool parent, Mrs. Barr enrolled her two youngest children in OLR in 2010 when circumstances made it too difficult to continue homeschooling. A strong proponent of Catholic education, she believes that dedicated families are instrumental to the success of a Catholic school. Through the years, she has been a frequent volunteer, substitute teacher, and has taught 2nd Grade Religious Education for the parish. She presently works to increase enrollment for the school and to ensure all school families have everything they need to have a positive experience here.
Mrs. Barr was only able to attend St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic School for her 4th and 5th Grade years while her father was stationed in Key West, FL, but she looks back at these years fondly. She had always wanted her children to attend Catholic school, but her oldest son had to leave the school he attended in Florida due to medical issues and learning needs. She began homeschooling him with a Catholic curriculum and rediscovered a love for the Faith. It is her desire that all children have the benefit of a Catholic education, and believes strongly in the words of St. John Neumann, “Without parish schools, there is no hope that the Church will be able to maintain itself in America.”
The Barr Family operates a farm & nursery in Sunset, SC, where they grow hydroponic produce, fruiting plants, and native plants. Her oldest son works at the farm with her husband, and her youngest two children, OLR alumni (2015 & 2017), attend high school at SJCS. When she is not at OLR, Mrs. Barr enjoys working with her family on the farm, raising chickens (and recently cows), and spending free time on Lake Jocassee.