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Mrs. Kimberly Leonard

My name is Kim Leonard, and I am happily married to my husband, Dwight, for 29 years. Together, we have three wonderful children: Josh, Grace, and Suzy, who have been the center of our world. Our family is completed by our two dogs, Moose and Zoey, who we adore. In my free time, I love to spend time together, go on vacation,  or attend our kids' sporting and music events at school. I am also an avid sewer and love to create memory blankets, pajamas, and other creations.

I am completing my second year as a principal here and previously worked for 4 years as a teacher. Being an educator has been one of my greatest passions, and I find it immensely rewarding to make a positive impact on the lives of my students and their families.

Principal's Letter

Dear STWSTB Families, 


At St. Walter-St. Benedict School, we work in partnership with our families, and our school community to create an environment in which our students are motivated to seek excellence in all aspects of their lives.  We proudly promote strong Academic Excellence, Spirituality, and Catholic values.  St. Walter-St. Benedict School strives to provide our students with a high-quality education including:

  • High academic standards following the Illinois State Standards and Common Core Standards

  •  two campus model

  • daily religion classes

  • attend Mass weekly

  • monthly Family Mass

  • Fine Arts, including technology, Spanish, and Physical Education

  • 1:1 technology devices in the classroom

  • Extended Day hours from 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM

  • Student Council

  • Athletics: volleyball, soccer, and basketball

  • Home and School Association


I am proud to serve the families at St. Walter-St. Benedict School and look forward to building a strong foundation with each of your students so they may grow into lifelong learners.  


It is truly an honor to be part of the STWSTB family, and I am eager and deeply committed to making a positive difference in your students’ lives.  Please contact the Main Office at either campus to schedule a meeting with me. 



Kim Leonard

Kim Leonard, Principal

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