By Karin Calloway


Bridgette Kayea, 45, of North Augusta, is the principal of Our Lady of Peace Catholic School. She and her husband, Des, have three daughters. She says she’d describe herself in one word as: Visionary. Her work at OLP requires many hours and lots of events to promote the school. Between her job and her family, that doesn’t leave much time for outside activities but she does enjoy working outdoors with her husband and swimming with their daughters.

What quality do you admire the most? Positive determination.

If you could do any job, what would you choose? Principal at Our Lady of Peace.

What did you want to be when you grew up? Horse-riding photographer, perfect Mom like mine, inventive builder like my Dad, missionary worker.

What’s your favorite food? Spinach.

Dream vacation? Anywhere with all my family and NO technology.

Favorite place to take the kids? The beach.

Is there an important life lesson you’ve learned? Always ask (especially God) and keep moving forward.

What would surprise people about you? I love heights and I would like to live off the land.

Best thing about being a mom? Watching the miracles of life grow and change. Knowing our three daughters know they can come to me (and my husband) no matter what the situation.

Hardest part about being a mom? Balancing out time between the three (and my husband) and work.

Favorite indulence? Raw cookie dough.

What was you first job? Besides babysitting, I worked on a dairy farm.

Whom do you admire the most? My parents.

Signature dish? Crock-Pot mac-n-cheese..

Are you a planner, a dreamer or a doer? I have dreams, literally, then I become a doer and make things happen.

Favorite subject in school? Math.

Greatest hope: To see my daughters happily become what they aspire to be.

Biggest fear: Lose my family.

What are you reading right now? Next year’s school budget.

What inspires you? My husband’s words.

Song playing in your head: Stand By You by Rachel Platten. 

If you had a super power, what would it be? Give off positive energy to others.

Favorite TV Show: Watching The Voice with my family and all of us deciding how to vote for each contestant.

This article appears in the August 2016 issue of Augusta Family Magazine.
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