My name is Martha O’Brien, and I am an English teacher and drama director at
Blessed Sacrament - Huguenot. After six years of retirement, I am returning to BSH and
looking forward to being back in the classroom.
I grew up in Greenville, North Carolina and moved to Richmond when I was in the
eighth grade. I graduated from Sweet Briar College with a degree in English and also
attended The University of Exeter in England for two years (where my favorite author,
J.K. Rowling also attended!).
I have always loved drama (as my family will readily attest!) and have been involved
in theatre productions throughout my school days as well as my teaching ones. Travel
and art are two of my other passions, and I never go anywhere without a book to read
because reading is as essential to me as the air that I breathe.
My husband Tom and I live in Midlothian with two demanding dogs, Guinness and
Luna Lovegood, and a very aloof cat called Mrs. Miniver. Our son Toby graduated from
BSH in 2010, graduated from college with an acting degree from The Conservatory at
Shenandoah University, and is now living in New Orleans where he is pursuing his
I am looking forward to an exciting school year both in the classroom as well as on