All students have summer reading for English classes and a summer assignment for math. Other advanced and AP courses also have required summer work. Please check the departments listed on the page to verify and complete summer assignment requirements.
After graduating from Bellarmine in 2016, David went on to attend Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2020. He also ran Varsity Track and Field and played Varsity Lacrosse during his four years at Rhodes
During her time at Bellarmine, Maureen participated in theater, photography, The Lion newspaper, and the literary-arts review, Lionize. She went on to study Journalism and the Comparative History of Ideas at the University of Washington, then got her MBA at New York University, and is now the Senior Vice President of Social Impact & Philanthropy Operations at Sesame Workshop. Most of us know Sesame Workshop for the hit show, Sesame Street, but the organization is so much more than just the show. They describe themselves as, “a nonprofit organization on a mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder”.
Patrea has been teaching Spanish at Bellarmine since 2014. Before returning to Bellarmine, she attended Seattle University where she double majored in Psychology and Spanish and earned her Masters in Teaching degree from Saint Martin’s University. Throughout her career she has substitute taught at Bellarmine, Holy Rosary and Saint Charles and taught at Bonney Lake High School for 5 years. Patrea married her high school sweetheart, Josh Fernandez B’02 13 years ago and they live in Lakewood with their two sons, Xavier (7) and Zander (5). Both of her son’s currently attend Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy.
Signo Uddenberg and his wife Alejandra are the co-owners of SOMOS, a contemporary Ecuadorian restaurant in Quito, Ecuador. Since they moved from San Francisco to Ecuador in 2018 to open SOMOS, they have reached the top of TripAdvisor’s top 1,500 restaurants list, have been featured in several magazines including National Geographic and wrote a book, SOMOS: Year One.
Bellarmine is excited to announce our next girls’ basketball coach will be Chelle (Flamoe) Miller B’85. After a Hall of Fame playing career for the Lions, Chelle continued her basketball career at Oregon State University where she ranks third on the Oregon State all-time list for points scored with 1,851. She is also the only Oregon State player to lead the Beavers in minutes played for four consecutive seasons, playing over 1,000 minutes each.
Bellarmine MUN continued its outstanding season with another impressive showing at SeattleMUN. The program sent 25 delegates, six staff members, and two secretariat members including Chloe Mau B '23 as USG of Conference, and Mina Nair B '22 as Secretary-General. While all 33 Bellarmine MUN'ers were excellent, a special shout-out to the eight award winners:
Adaeze is a second-generation Nigerian American, a NASM-Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Coach and Influencer living in Seattle, WA. She founded The Ada Project and AdaPresent LLC and has always relied on physical fitness to relax, reset, and manage anxiety and stress. She is now sharing her experience with fitness with others as a personal trainer, coach, and motivator.
Bridget Nuno B’03 has been teaching since she joined the PLACE Corps in 2007 and has been at Bellarmine since 2018. Bridget has taught multiple classes in the Math and Science department in her four years at Bellarmine and is also very involved in Sustainability and advocating for more sustainable solutions at Bellarmine. Read more about Bridget’s journey and her experience as an educator below.
Brad Klos B’87 and John Xitco B’87 have played many roles in each other’s lives over the last 35 years; teammates, friends, classmates, college roommates and now business partners. The two launched E-Merge Capital Partners in February 2021, only a few weeks after they first discussed the idea.
Conor Unruh B’10 is a new member of the Mathematics Faculty for the 2021-2022 school year; he teaches Algebra E and College Prep Pre-Calculus. Although he is technically new to the faculty, he is not new to Bellarmine.