Staff Member: Ms. Nancy Coughlin
Ms. Nancy Coughlin
Nancy Coughlin is our new Principal. She lives in Aurora. She began at St. Rita of Cascia grade school as a very young student and returned there as a teacher. Nancy's interest in education began as early as high school when she was a classroom aide in a Montessori School for 2 years. She majored in Elementary Education at Illinois State University. Upon graduation, she continued her education at Illinois State, studying Counselor Education at the elementary grade level. Her teaching experience at St. Rita of Cascia in Aurora included both full time and part time teaching. Because of her interest in leadership theories and methods, Nancy furthered her education by studying educational leadership at National Louis University, receiving her Master of Education degree. She became principal at St. Mary's School in West Chicago in 1992 and continued in that position until they closed. Ms. Coughlin is pleased to be part of young people's formation as they develop into faithful citizens serving in today's society. Nancy is also convinced that the financial commitment parents make to Catholic school education is as important as the financial investment they make to send children on to college. Speaking candidly, she points out that "Faith formation may not happen naturally. Training is involved. Though the parents can begin that process at home, education in a parochial school environment continues their efforts and compliments it. It does take a village to train up a child. And I am excited to be at a parish school and work with a staff that does just that!" Please welcome her and make her feel at home. We are excited to have her with us.