Meet Linda Sanders principal at St. Philip Neri School since 2011. Linda shared, “The work of a principal at a Catholic school is to stabilize enrollment, nurture partnerships with parents and work with the community to strengthen the foundation of the school.” She also states that the role of the principal includes guiding the social, emotional and moral development of young people.
Big Shoulders Fund supports St. Philip Neri School in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood in a number of ways. Big Shoulders has been able to connect St. Philip Neri to the Museum of Science of Industry, the Field Museum, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Loyola University, DePaul University, and University of Illinois at Chicago. “These partnerships have really helped to increase our teachers’ capacity in teaching math and science, creating a stronger learning environment in the classroom,” said Sanders.
In her hopes for St. Philip Neri, Principal Sanders would like to see the stabilization of enrollment in the school and serving the South Shore community. Principal Sanders says, “I want to see the stabilization of Catholic schools across the Chicagoland area and improve the lives of young people and who will become the change agents of our society.”