Tricia Weis brings a genuine love and dedication for Catholic education to St. Petronille. She offers us a wealth of knowledge and experience through over 15 years of teaching and administrative leadership.
Mrs. Weis has faithfully served as a principal in the the Rockford Diocese for the past ten years, where she successfully worked to increase enrollment, integrate a strong Catholic identity, support/coach teachers in various best practice curricular programs, and celebrate the unique, individual learning needs of each child. Mrs. Weis graduated from Augustana College with her degree in Elementary Education and received her Administrative Licensure from the University of St. Francis.
Mrs. Weis and her husband have five children, all who have attended both Catholic elementary and high schools. They are committed, active members of St. Mary Immaculate Parish, wanting to use their God-given talents to serve their parish and others in a deep and personal way. Mrs. Weis views her role as administrator as a vocation, wherein both evangelization and a vibrant educational community are central to Catholic education.
Mrs. Weis loves the outdoors and enjoys gardening, horseback riding, swimming, decorating, and spending time with her family and friends. She is passionate about new ideas to engage students in learning and appreciates open, honest communication. Mrs. Weis will lead the school’s new anti-bullying program, Olweus, and will oversee the school’s discipline and conduct program. In addition, she will act as a teacher coach and work to support the ongoing, differentiated curriculum at St. Petronille School.
Mrs. Weis is thrilled to join the Joliet Diocesan administrative team and have the opportunity to give back for the tremendous education and faith formation that she received in the Joliet Diocese while attending St. Peter and Paul School. She is grateful for the tremendous opportunity to partner with our fantastic St. Petronille community and build strong, collaborative relationships with the faculty, staff, students, and parents through the lens of faith and “doing what is best for kids.”
Our new assistant principal feels blessed to be a part of our community and looks forward to celebrating the beautiful traditions of the St. Petronille Parish School family. She is excited to support Ms. Aspell and team, with a positive vision for the future.