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The Archbishop of Chicago coordinates the ministry of Catholic education through the Office of Catholic Education.  The Superintendent is the chief administrative officer of the Office of Catholic Education and is responsible for implementing all policies affecting Catholic schools.  Canon law states that the pastor is the leader of the parish and the school.  The principal administers the school in accordance with Archdiocesan school policies and procedures.

             The faculty of Santa Maria School includes a principal, assistant principal, 19 classroom teachers, a computer teacher, music teacher, science teacher, physical education teacher, and 3 classroom aides.  Two secretaries and two maintenance workers provide the support staff for the school.

 24 faculty members have a Bachelorís Degree.

5 faculty members have a Masterís Degree.

2 faculty members have completed 15 hours toward a Masterís Degree.

            The average salary for teachers: $26,000.

              Teachers have an average of 13 years of experience.  11 teachers have between 1-10 years of experience, 7 teachers have between 11-20 years of experience, and 6 teachers have between 21-30 years of experience.  The average number of years teachers have been at Santa Maria School is 12 years.

            Our teachers are state certified and continue a program of professional development that keeps them current with the latest educational research.



Last modified: July 18, 2000