The Board of Visitation Academy of Brooklyn, New York, appointed Mrs. Jean Bernieri as principal of the historic and prestigious school.
The first house of the Visitation in the United States was founded in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., in 1799 and in 1855, the Sisters of the Visitation came to Brooklyn to educate the girls of the diocese in the arts, sciences and especially in Catholic philosophy and belief. In 1903, the Sisters moved to Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, a seven acre site which proved to be a perfect setting for a monastery and school.
Mrs. Bernieri is a graduate of Visitation Academy, which is a K-12 all-girls school. She has been an educator for the past 30 years teaching nursery school through college and most recently has been the math coordinator and math teacher for grades 5 – 8 at Visitation Academy.