After many months of planning and building, Saint Joseph of Cupertino (SJC) has finally completed its new Learning Center named in honor of beloved teacher Sister Peter Joseph. The dedication for the Sister Peter Joseph Learning Center was held on November 5. In attendance at the dedication were faculty, staff, donors, alumni, Sisters of Notre Dame, and family members of Sister Peter Joseph. Carol Navone, sister of Sister Peter Joseph, did the honors of cutting the ribbon to the new building, using Sister’s favorite scissors. Other symbols of Sister’s presence were Sister’s first crucifix, blessed and mounted in the room; a framed of picture of Sister; her Bible, and a set of her Harry Potter books.
Sister Peter Joseph was an elementary school teacher and principal for almost 50 years, with the last 25 years spent at Saint Joseph’s teaching seventh grade specializing in Language Arts. Her love of reading was evident with the myriad of books that she owned.
After officially retiring in 2011, she missed being at the school so much that she returned part-time creating and running a new Language Arts Enrichment Class and a new Homework Club. After successfully fighting cancer once, she sadly lost her battle on April 26, 2015.