Benet Academy names new principal

Benet Academy in Lisle recently named Sheri Costello as its seventh principal. She brings with her a wealth of experience, dedication, and a profound commitment to educational excellence.

Throughout her career, Costello has demonstrated a passion for education and a remarkable ability to lead and inspire others. With over 30 years of experience in both teaching and administrative roles, she has honed her skills in fostering collaborative environments where students and teachers thrive. Her ability to build trusting relationships quickly has been instrumental in fostering a culture of collaboration and innovation.

Benet President William Myers remarked: “Ms. Costello truly impressed our search committee with her deep Catholic faith, strong work ethic, thoughtful answers, passion and warmth. It is evident that she embodies the values and ideals that are at the core of Benet Academy’s mission. As we welcome Ms. Costello to our community, we are confident that her leadership will assist us in ushering in a new era of excellence at Benet Academy. With her guidance and vision, we look forward to continuing our tradition of providing exceptional Catholic and college-prep education.”

Costello is looking forward to this new challenge: “Through my 30 years in education, every position I have held, from math teacher, to division head, to assistant principal, to adjunct professor, has solidified my belief that our greatest charge in education is to ensure our students leave us with courage to face what comes next, with confidence in their abilities, and with the skills to ensure success on the journey. I look forward to working with all the members of our learning community, and to building a community of trust that will allow us to innovate, create, and serve our students to ensure their success.”

Costello will officially join the Benet family on July 1.

Benet Academy, founded in 1837, is an independent Catholic, college preparatory high school in the Benedictine tradition. Benet’s mission is to provide a disciplined educational environment that fosters the ongoing religious, intellectual and social development of its students.

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