Notre Dame High School

23 January 2018

2018 Irish Legend – Sondra Granett Colombo ’59

Sondra Granett Colombo ’59 will be one of the honorees at the 2018 Irish Legends Gala which will be held on Saturday, March 24 at Via Veneto.

Sondra Granett Colombo graduated from Notre Dame High School and holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a minor in English from the University of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has been an educator for many years, including nine at the United Technical Center teaching G.E.D. classes to young adults in the tri-county area, and over twenty five in the Catholic school system. While at St. Mary’s her sixth graders won the WV State class social studies fair three years in a row. Sondra also tutored at the Clarksburg Housing Authority After-School Program at Laurel Lanes. In 2016, she received the Marshall University Excellence in Education Award. She currently teaches English and reading at Notre Dame High School. While her children were young, Sondra served as a board member for the Clarksburg League for Service. She is the daughter of the late B.G. and Angeline Granett. She has a brother Sam Granett who graduated from Notre Dame and his wife, Barbara, and a sister, the late Kathryn Bebe Gonsorcik Duke. She is married to Rudolph Colombo and has two children, Rudy Colombo (Beverley) and Dr. Amy Colombo who both graduated from Notre Dame. She has four grandchildren – B.G., Annie, Ella, and Mary Quinn.