The Catherine Reader Scholarship Fund


Catherine Reader, who spent a half-century joyfully serving in a variety of faculty and administrative roles at Rosarian Academy, died of cancer on May 21, 2021.

Ms. Reader, a native of Brooklyn, NY was raised on Freeport, Long Island. After graduating from Southern Connecticut State College with a degree in physical education, she joined the faculty at Rosarian, which became her home for 50 years. 

In addition to teaching and coaching softball, volleyball, basketball, swimming, and golf at the school, Ms. Reader was also instrumental in bringing interscholastic girls’ athletics to Palm Beach County.

She later served as Rosarian Academy’s athletic director, theatre lighting director, and finally, its director of facilities. At the time of her death, she was the longest-tenured member of the school’s faculty and staff.

Throughout her tenure at Rosarian, Ms. Reader embodied the spirit of the school and was often referred to as its heart and soul. To honor her legacy and pay forward her spirit and dedication to future students, Rosarian Academy has created a scholarship fund in her name – The Catherine Reader Scholarship Fund. If you would like to honor her memory and contribution, please use the link below and select the Catherine Reader Scholarship Fund as your designation.

The Catherine Reader Scholarship Fund