Barbara Bray, SNJM

Barbara was born in San Francisco, the oldest of six children of Ira and Alice Bray.  She continues to cherish the love and support of her two sisters and brother and their families.

Barbara attended St. Cecilia’s Elementary School where she was influenced by the goodness, inspiration, and example of the Sisters of the Holy Names. In 1961, she entered the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Names in Los Gatos. Barbara’s ministries include teaching in elementary schools, mostly in junior high grades, and administrating as Principal at St. Bede’s Elementary School, Hayward, and at St. Theresa’s Elementary School, Oakland. She has served in the Diocese of Oakland as an Assistant Superintendent and, currently, as Superintendent of Catholic Schools.

Barbara’s ministry in Catholic Education is rooted in the vision, charism, and mission of her SNJM Community, and is shared by her many colleagues and friends who, in turn, have brought joy and blessings to her life and service.