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St. Alphonsus/St. Patrick School

Ms. Michelle Augustyn, Principal
St. Alphonsus/St. Patrick School

Principal Michelle Augustyn
Dear St. Alphonsus/St. Patrick School Families,
I hope everyone is enjoying summer vacation and the much-needed time with family and friends. I want to formally introduce myself; my name is Ms. Michelle Augustyn, and I am the new Principal at St. Alphonsus/St. Patrick School. I have spent the past 11 years at St. Richard School in Chicago. While there, I taught junior high math for 5 years, was the assistant Principal, and Co-Principal, and spent the past 5 years as Principal. I wore many hats while there, including subbing long-term for kindergarten, 1st grade, and junior high. I monitored and edited all of our school’s social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, and our website, I handled our technology needs/updates, I ran many fundraisers and coordinated many school events, I was in charge of our sports program, I was the director of our extended day program, and much more! I went above and beyond and will continue to do so at St. Alphonsus/St. Patrick School.
I grew up on the Southside of Chicago and am the product of a Catholic Education.  I attended St. Rene Grammar School for K-8 and Marist High School- Go Redhawks! My parents and two older siblings also attended Catholic School for elementary and high school. I am a graduate of Western Illinois University with a degree in Elementary Education. I later earned my Master’s in Administration and Leadership from Saint Xavier University. In 2020 I received an endorsement from Notre Dame University’s CTEL (Center for Transformational Leadership) program. I am dedicated to passing on my thirst for knowledge to others. I consider myself to be very passionate about helping others achieve excellence in education. We will be dedicated to seeing growth in each student at St. Alphonsus/St. Patrick School and ensuring they are being pushed to their potential. I can already feel this school community is very energetic, positive, and motivated for this coming year. I am determined to continue developing St. Alphonsus/St. Patrick School into the best Catholic School around!
Many Blessings,
Michelle Augustyn
St. Alphonsus/St. Patrick School
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