Meet Our New Principal!
July 10, 2020
Dear St. Walter Families,
My name is Veronica Skelton Cash and I am so excited to introduce myself as the new principal of St. Walter School. I am honored to have been selected to join your community, which is known for its dedication to live our faith and academic excellence. Over the past 17 years, I have worked as a teacher and administrator, but I consider my most important job to be that of a child advocate. I will spend a lot of time with your children, getting to know their personalities, learning styles and interests. I will celebrate their successes, small and large. I will encourage them every day and let them know they are valued and have a special place in our school community.
Not only am I excited to begin working with your children, but I look forward to the work we will do together. As the old African Proverb states, “It takes a village to raise a child.” I am excited to see your children through your eyes. I cannot wait to share with you the great things they do throughout their days here at St. Walter School. And of course I will be here to work with you should they need any help navigating any aspect of the school day.
My goal is to ensure that all children are healthy, happy and safe, so they may learn as much as they can. This has been my philosophy since I began my career teaching with the Archdiocese of Chicago. I worked at St. Edmund, Oak Park, for four years, where I taught third grade. I also provided tech support for the building, as well as facilitated parent workshops. I then moved to St. John Brebeuf, Niles, where I was an assistant principal for three years. Some of my many responsibilities included safety, special education, professional development, as well as site supervisor. I then moved to St. Leonard, Berwyn, where I was the principal and had the honor and privilege to support hundreds of diverse learners. But my greatest achievement comes not professionally, but personally, as I am the mother of three beautiful children: Patrick (22), Frances (18) and Colin (15). People often say I treat all children in my school as if they were my own. Please know I will work tirelessly to ensure all your children have the best possible experiences while at St. Walter School.
Once again, I am so thankful to have the opportunity to bring all that I have experienced and learned with me to your wonderful community. I look forward to getting to know you and your children. I will be working most days this summer to ensure for a smooth transition and opening in August.
I look forward to meeting you soon.
Veronica Skelton Cash
St. Walter Principal