Sacred Heart Global Academy
Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart and Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart are excited to partner through the Sacred Heart Global Academy to offer integrated courses that will provide students with opportunities to learn both synchronously and asynchronously with students and teachers from both schools.
Meet the Faculty
Ms. Brostrom has a passion for developing communities of young writers! She teaches World Literature, Rhetoric & Creative Writing, and Speech at Woodlands, and also moderates the award-winning Woodlands literary club, "Poets & Playwrights." Ms. Brostrom has also worked in the educational publishing world and as a journalist, as well as her former positions as a writing instructor at the University of Baltimore and American University. She is the recipient of many writing awards for her work as a novelist for young readers: her Gilda Joyce mystery series (published under her pen name Jennifer Allison) is available through Penguin Books for Young Readers.
Erika Lorenzana Del Villar teaches social studies and religious studies courses in the high school and middle school at Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bellevue, WA. Currently, she also serves as the school’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Co-Coordinator. As a political scientist and sociologist by training, she is passionate about engaging students in discourses on equity and social justice, political participation, terrorism and political violence, social movements, and human rights.
She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Connecticut, where she also received her MA in Sociology and Certificate in Human Rights. Born and raised in Manila, Erika completed her BA in Political Science with a minor in French Studies from the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines before moving to the United States to pursue her MA in International Relations at New York University.
Early in her career, she served as a human development operations analyst at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. and then later as diplomatic counsellor at the World Bank’s Office of the Special Representative to the United Nations in New York. In that role, she managed global partnerships between the Bank and U.N. agencies and member-countries on issues related to health, HIV/AIDS, education, gender, disability, children and youth, security, and social protection.
She takes pleasure in running, biking with her husband and two daughters, food tripping, listening to NPR, and immersing herself in musicals like the Phantom of the Opera and Hamilton.