July 3, 2018
Although I know many of you, I thought I would send a letter of introduction as I start in my role as principal of the school. I am thrilled and honored to be able to serve in this capacity to say the least.
My name is Toni Miller and I have been a parishioner at St. Pius for over twenty years. My husband Jim and I have four children, all alumni of the school. My undergraduate degree in Elementary Education is from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. I received a master’s degree in the area of Educational Leadership from Lewis University, where I also received my principal certification. Over the last eight years, I have served in the capacity of assistant principal. In working with our staff, I am truly overjoyed at their energy, passion and dedication to your children. I am humbled and honored to be able to serve the parents and students of the school along with them.
I am grateful for all your well wishes; they have meant so much during this time of transition. The outreach I have received from both the school and the parish confirmed to me what an amazing community we have. On my first official day as principal, I was presented a check from the Knights of Columbus, who had raised money for the school through their Fiesta Italiano dinner event. I am looking forward to our community working together as we move forward.
I ask for your prayers of support as I adjust to my new position. I take this ministry very seriously and would like you to know that I am here to serve you and your children as a principal but also a teacher of faith. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with concerns or to share any news or updates about your children.
I wish you all a wonderful rest of your summer.