Another Browne Joins NDA Staff


Sophie Hornberger, Staff Writer, Advanced Journalism

If you’ve stopped by the library this year, you’ve probably noticed a new face, Mrs. Arielle Browne, who has joined the NDA staff as the library assistant. 

Born and raised in the Green Bay area, Browne attended Preble High School and NWTC. She had previously worked in childcare so she could spend time at home with her daughter, but as her daughter got older, she decided to transition to something new.

“Basically I am supporting the students with any needs that they have for research materials and books that they just want to read and enjoy,” said Browne. 

Browne is a long-time friend of Mrs. Rickards, as both of their husbands have coached Triton Soccer, and that connection led her to her position here at Notre Dame. 

She and Mrs. Gelb are so much alike, I knew she would be a perfect fit,” Rickards said.

Browne had been looking at moving into a high school position, and the timing could not have been better. 

When she first told me she was looking for a job, I was so excited I called Mr. Browne and Mrs. Gelb right away,” said Rickards. “It all fell into place from there.

Browne has really liked getting to know students and is excited to continue to do so as the year progresses. 

“I feel it’s a really great environment to be working in. It seems like the students are responsible and respectful,” said Browne. “I’m excited to further get to know the students and the staff.” 

When she’s not in the library, Browne enjoys spending time with her daughter, husband, and their dog “Messi Triton Browne” named after the famous soccer player and Notre Dame’s mascot. She enjoys reading, especially some of the classics. 

“This is corny, but I think Romeo and Juliet is probably one of my favorites,” said Browne. “That is when I first started getting into reading more in high school.” 

Browne is excited to be starting this new adventure working at Notre Dame and so are other staff members at Notre Dame. 

I hope everyone gets a chance to meet Mrs. Browne because she is absolutely wonderful, and we are lucky to have her here,” said Rickards.