St. Luke Parish School names new principal
St. Luke Parish School recently named Timothy Wesley its new principal.
The appointment of Wesley comes after almost a year of searching by a committee consisting of the Catholic elementary school's faculty members, Board of Specified Jurisdiction (BSJ) members and parents.
Wesley previously was assistant principal for academics at Loyola Academy in Wilmette. Wesley held that position for four years, during which he was responsible for the school's academic curriculum and overseeing members of the faculty, including teachers and department chairs.
Wesley has been the national chairman for the assistant principals of the Jesuit Schools Network for the last three years and in the past has taken on numerous roles at St. Ignatius College Prep, such as a humanities teacher and lacrosse coach.
Wesley is also the founding executive director of the Benebikira Sisters Foundation. The organization is dedicated to raising awareness and funding to improve the lives of those living in Rwanda.
"Tim brings high credentials to our school's top position," St. Luke's pastor, Father John Szmyd, said. "We also owe tremendous thanks to Maryanne Polega, our interim principal, for seeing us through this past school year. We are so grateful for her commitment to St. Luke School and her tireless efforts, ensuring the smooth day-to-day operations of our fine school."