Principal's Welcome

August 2016

Dear St. Paul of the Cross Family,

I am blessed and honored to be the new principal of St. Paul of the Cross School. I have spent the past seven years as the Assistant Principal at Ascension School in Oak Park. Previous to that I worked in both public and private schools in Iowa, California and Illinois. Once I had my second child, I decided to take some time off professionally and raise my two boys.

While I was home, I completed my Masters of Educational Leadership at Concordia University Chicago. In addition to my MA, I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Iowa in English, History and Political Science. As a part of my master's program I had the pleasure of doing an internship at Ascension School, which is where I realized that I wanted to stay in Catholic schools. I believe very strongly in the power of a Catholic education. In my experience there is no school community like a Catholic community.

The choice to devote my career to Catholic schools led me here. I truly look forward to working with the students, parents, staff, and pastor to continue St. Paul's tradition of excellence. Together we will foster the loving and dynamic environment for our children to grow in faith, knowledge, wisdom, and compassion.

I ask for your prayers as I join you in this exceptional community and look forward to meeting you soon!

God bless you and your family,

Nell Agnew
Principal

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