High School
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Social Studies Department

Heidi Bruder, Social Studies Department

Heidi Bruder
What do you love about the all-girls environment at Immaculate Heart?
I believe very strongly that it is vital to our culture that we develop the leadership abilities and social engagement of girls and to create educational opportunities that empower them. IH is a school that takes this to heart, and I want to be an integral part in advancing what I view as a social good.
Describe something interesting about your experience of being a teacher at Immaculate Heart.
I started at IH in the middle school in 2005, teaching social studies. I moved to the high school as Activities Director in 2009 and also taught ninth and twelfth grade history. In 2015, I went on maternity leave, but couldn’t stay away after getting my three boys to elementary school. I came back to the Office of Ministry, Leadership and Service to help coordinate events on campus, but I’ve now transitioned back into the high school Social Studies department. I’ve held a lot of different roles on campus, but the thing that holds true is that Immaculate Heart is truly like a second home. The feeling of community and warmth that you get when you are here is very special.
What has been your favorite place to travel? Where would you like to travel next?
My most memorable place to travel was Guatemala when I was in eighth grade. My family went to visit my sister, who was in the Peace Corps there. The countryside is absolutely beautiful, and the people we met were so welcoming and warm. Next, I’d really like to chip away at my goal of visiting every state of the United States.

Immaculate Heart High School & Middle School

5515 Franklin Avenue • Los Angeles, California 90028
phone: (323) 461-3651 • fax: (323) 462-0610
A Catholic, independent college preparatory school for girls in grades 6 through 12, Immaculate Heart has been located on a beautiful hillside property in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles since our founding by the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1906. We celebrate more than a century of nurturing the spiritual, intellectual, social and moral development of students as they distinguish themselves as women of great heart and right conscience.