Sister Mary Stephen Healey, RDC

Sr. Stephen grew up in the Bronx, NY, and attended Good Counsel from sixth grade through college.

In 1948, while attending Good Counsel College, Sister entered the Divine Compassion
Community. Her ministry in teaching began at St. Frances de Chantal in the Bronx, followed by St. Bernard’s in White Plains and St. John’s in Mahopac. For the past 57 years, Sr. Stephen has been the Principal at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Elmsford.

Sister is the longest serving Principal in New York State! In her 75 years in education,  
Sr. Stephen has educated three generations of school children. Sister shared, “What has remained constant throughout my time is that a happy student is a successful student.  I am convinced that when a child knows that you care about them, and you care about what they do, and what happens to them, they thrive.”

Throughout her life, Sr. Stephen has loved to dance. She is still joining conga lines at school with her students and at RDC gatherings. Sister also enjoys swimming, traveling and word games.