Dr. Hanlon

Dear St. Walter-St. Benedict Families, 

It is my honor to serve our newly unified school community as Principal.  I believe that our legacy is strong and our future is bright!  Our schools have many years of successful learning and the dedicated staff will ensure that our scholars keep both the academic challenge and tight-knit community that we have come to know and love at each location.   We are proud to carry the tradition of our Catholic values and academic excellence into the 21-22 school year. 


Yours in faith, 

Emily Hanlon, EdD 


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About your Principal

Emily Hanlon earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership in July, 2018.  She researched the impact of physical movement within the classroom, and believes that it is critical to foster healthy minds, bodies, and spirit to help children achieve at their highest potential.  Dr. Hanlon taught in Catholic Schools and is a product of excellent Catholic elementary education herself. As an administrator, Dr. Hanlon believes that the partnership between families and the school/church forges a path to success.  Dr. Hanlon and her husband and two children live in Downers Grove, and she appreciates the opportunity to journey with your family in providing a high quality education for all students.