Sister Jane Meyer, O.P.
Sister Jane Meyer, O.P.
Sister Vincent Margaret, O.P.
Sister Jane grew up in Houston, Texas with her loving parents and sister. She attended St. Anne Catholic School and St. Agnes Academy. Sister Jane entered Sacred Heart convent after graduating from St. Agnes Academy. “I felt called to Dominican life. I was inspired by the sisters who taught me.”
Sister Jane began teaching at Holy Rosary Catholic School in Houston, Texas. Over the years she also taught at St. Pius X High School in Houston, Texas and Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School in Beaumont, Texas. After six years as teacher at Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School she was asked to serve as principal of the school. “I really loved my time in Beaumont. Part of my heart is still there. I went to a reunion recently and saw so many who I had been part of their lives. It was wonderful to see what they had done in their lives.”
Sister Jane returned to her alma mater, St. Agnes Academy, where she currently serves as Head of School. “I am very blessed to have been able to return to St. Agnes. St. Agnes gave me so much and now is my opportunity to give back. I believe strongly in women’s education. It is so important that we help each young women claim her God-given gifts, develop her unique voice and her bold message for the world and lead with integrity and compassion.”
Over the years Sister Jane has been acknowledged for many great things. “What I want to be known for is being a teacher and a leader.” As a teacher, her leadership has effected change for so many. “Challenging people to grow and do whatever they were created to do is so important and it is exciting to see how these students give back to the world as adults. Everywhere I go, I see our alums living the Dominican pillars of prayer, study, community and preaching. It makes me happy and proud.”
Sister Jane’spassion for education and service continue to keep her busy as Head of School at St. Agnes Academy. She enjoys being with those at St. Agnes and can be found on any given day working with students, faculty, parents and the community, attending sports events, musicals, retreats. When she is not busy at school she enjoys her time with her fellow sisters. She loves being a Dominican sister and believes the work she has been able to do was made possible by the support of the community. “I always feel supported. We all share the same dreams and hopes and it makes all the difference when you are standing together.”
From an interview with and notes submitted by Sister Jane Meyer, O.P. August 2014.