Mrs. Barbara Duffin » Biography


Barbara Cognetta-Duffin

Administrative Assistant to the Head of School

Director of Advancement







My entire academic life has been one received from a Catholic institution - from grade school through college.  I found there was always a certain atmosphere that filled the halls and classrooms of  a Catholic school.  It is a familiarity; a comfort; or you may call it a security.  It seems to me the grace of God profoundly exists within these walls, and His existence here is so evident in the dedication of people that make working at a Catholic institution their calling and their mission.   I couldn’t see myself working anywhere but next to Ms. Brady and in a Catholic school.




  •       1979 Graduate of Saint Gabriel School, Stamford
  •       1983 Graduate of Stamford Catholic High School
  •       A. Marketing/Advertising (Iona College)




Professional Experience/Recognitions:


  • Pre-Kindergarten Teacher Assistant (Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic School, Fairfield)
  • Director of Marketing and Advancement (Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic School, Fairfield)
  • Pius X Parish Delegate to the Fourth Synod of The Diocese of Bridgeport
  • Pius X Parish Strategic Planning Task Force member
  • Organizer for St. Pius X Parish Ministry Fair
  • Pius X Parish Extraordinary Eucharistic Minister for Shut-ins
  • Volunteer cook and server for Merton Center.