Catholic Schools Week: SFA graduate Lynne Scheffler ’85 leads local area Catholic grade school

Lynee Scheffler, SFA Class of 1985, is the principal at St. Joe's Lockport.

Lynee Scheffler, SFA Class of 1985, is the principal at St. Joe’s Lockport.

LOCKPORT – Although St. Joseph is a small school in a small parish, it’s attracting big attention and a national award – its third since 2010.

The Rev. Greg Rothfuchs, pastor at St. Joseph Parish, gives all the credit to Lynne Scheffler, principal at St. Joseph School for the past 15 years.

“She’s the one that sets the tone for the culture, ensures the teachers are high quality and ensures they get ongoing training – particularly in newer methods related to technology,” Rothfuchs said. “She’s the captain at the helm and the school shows it. She sets the standards of excellence and the expectation that has to be met.”

In 2010, St. Joseph was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School by theU.S. Department of Education. Last year, Rothfuchs received the Distinguished Pastor Award from the National Catholic Educational Association.

Click Here to read Denise Unland’s full article published Wednesday Feb. 3, 2016 in the Joliet Herald News.

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