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Peoria principal shares credit with team, community for top schools honor

During a classroom visit, St. Mark principal Noreen Dillon works on a word game with first-grader Tommy Tomlins. Helping people discover their strengths and use them is one of the reasons she went into teaching. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Dr. Noreen Dillon accepts that she has been named the Distinguished Principal of the Year by the Office of Catholic Schools, but says, “It really had nothing to do with me.” “It had more to do with the really good team I’m working with and the families that we have here supporting the school, and […]

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Applications for tax credit scholarships underway; how one family is benefiting

Dr. Noreen Dillon, principal of St. Mark School in Peoria, confers with Cachet Rodriguez, who is starting the application process for tax credit scholarships for St. Mark families who weren't able to come or didn't have access to the internet when the Empower Illinois portal went live on Jan. 15. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Many parents who send their children to Catholic schools have made sacrifices so that could happen. Cachét Rodriguez of Peoria is one of them. “Seeing what Catholic education is doing for my children as a whole, making them grow spiritually and as just good human beings, it’s very important for me to continue that tradition,” […]

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