Author - Marjorie Hill

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Miss Hill grew up in the rural country of upstate New York on a farm.  Being the oldest of four children, she learned quickly to exert her independence and adventurous side.  Having attended Catholic school K-8, it was an easy decision to move to Indiana and begin college at the University of Notre Dame.  It was here Miss Hill earned a Bachelor's of Art in Sociology and a Master's in Education.  After spending nine years in the classroom, she became principal of St. Stan's in 2008.  During that time she heard her second master's degree in Instructional Leadership from Loyola University Chicago.  Over the last 6 years, she has turned St. Stan's into a transformative learning community in which all students are inspired to be excellent.  Her passion doesn't just lie there either.  When she is not at school, you can find her reading, knitting, running, enjoying a Broadway show or just enjoying the great outdoors!

Six Ways to Support Your Child’s Social Emotional Growth

As parents, we are constantly second-guessing ourselves about the decisions we make surrounding our children.  Did I handle that tantrum right?  What activities should I sign my child up for?  Am I over-scheduling my child?  How do I best prepare my child for school?  Did I choose the right school?  Is my child growing up to be a good person?  When these things are always on our minds, it is hard to gauge our own self-worth and determine if we are doing a “good” job as a parent.  That is ofte...

Posted on May 30, 2014 at 8:00 AM by Marjorie Hill

Catholic School’s Week: Get to Know Your Community Schools

Sunday marks the beginning of Catholic Schools Week (CSW) for Archdiocesan schools throughout Chicago. The week-long celebration occurs every year about the same time. I’m sure many of you are asking “What exactly is Catholic Schools Week?” and “What does this mean for me?”

In the simplest form, Catholic Schools Week celebrates the uniqueness of each school, showing gratitude to those who make Catholic education possible – the parish, parents, teachers, faculty and staff. Each school k...

Posted on January 31, 2014 at 8:00 AM by Marjorie Hill