Sr. Diane Richner

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B.A. and B.S., Elementary Education, Immaculata University
M.A., Temple University

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Sr. Diane Richner


After graduating from Little Flower Catholic High School, I was hired as a bank teller. I worked with wonderful people who supported me as I chose to enter the Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. At the time of my entrance into the I.H.M. Community, education was the main focus. Here is where I began my education at Immaculata University in the field of Elementary Education.

My coming to St. Patrick School was a gift from God. Our grade school, Incarnation of Our Lord, was closing and St. Pat’s was looking for a part-time Resource teacher. I was offered the position, and have spent five happy years working with children from Kindergarten – 4th grade.



I am the oldest of four children. I grew up with two brothers and one sister in North Philadelphia. My parents created a loving family environment with values that stressed love, compassion, respect and accountability. For all of us, these values were reinforced through the Catholic Education we were blessed to receive. I was involved in a number of parish activities, some of which included Girl Scouts, Sodality, Legion of Mary, sports and parish plays.


One Thing I Want Parents to Know:

It is a privilege for me to work with the children at St. Pat’s. They are the dreamers and goal setters of the future. I believe St. Patrick School offers our children the challenge to be the apostles of the future. Our future depends on their faith and trust in God and the values they develop and live as they journey on in life.


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