English Department Chair Mrs. Sharon Rudnicki mentored Agnes Irwin students in both literature studies and in life — and without a doubt, her impact has been felt, and will continue to be felt, in countless ways for years to come.
"Throughout a student's time at Agnes Irwin, it is probable that every girl will have a teacher with whom she can discuss everything from the complex relationship between Daisy and Gatsby, to her latest stress, or any other random thought a student may have. For many students, this teacher is the professional, yet personable, Mrs. Rudnicki," the Class of 2010 wrote in their yearbook dedication. "Mrs. Rudnicki's commitment to maintaining an excellent English department, extensive dedication to her students, and the ability to offer sound advice and encouragement when it is most needed are only a few reasons why she is one of the most beloved teachers at Agnes Irwin."
Mrs. Rudnicki came to Agnes Irwin in the 1993-1994 school year as a long-term substitute and immediately found a home here. Her warmth and love of literature resonated with students who enjoyed gathering in her space — to spark new ideas, and puzzle through the challenges of writing. As Department Chair, she created a visionary team of educators, and cultivated a climate of compassion, excellence, and intellectual curiosity.
We invite you to join us on Friday, August 3, from 2-4 p.m. in the Student Life Center at Agnes Irwin for an informal gathering to celebrate our friend, colleague, and teacher, and reflect on the joy of having known Mrs. Rudnicki.
The Rudnicki family will organize a formal memorial service to be held this fall, and as soon as we know more details, we will share them with the community. If you would like to send a card to the family, you may send them directly to the school and we can facilitate getting them to the Rudnicki family. Please mail to:
The Rudnicki Family
℅ The Agnes Irwin School
275 S. Ithan Avenue
Rosemont, PA 19010