We are excited to announce that our very own, Principal Sean Stalling has received the Sullivan Leadership Fellowship through the Big Shoulders Fund. This unique leadership fellowship founded by Tim and Sue Sullivan was created to acknowledge principals in Chicago's Arch Diocese who are conducting exemplary work and leading transformative initiatives to improve their schools.
A critical component of the fellowship is the $780,000 in scholarship money the Sullivan family is providing through the Empower Illinois' Tax Credit Scholarship Program. Each school represented by a Sullivan Leadership Fellow will receive up to $55,000 in guaranteed scholarships for families in need of financial support.
The Tax Credit Scholarship is typically given out on a first come first served basis, so this gift is an incredible opportunity as it guarantees some Holy Angels families will receive a scholarship; a scholarship that can cover from 50% to 100% of tuition costs.
After receiving this news, Principal Stalling remarked, "While this opportunity is personally gratifying, the fact this benefit will lend itself to the school is even more fulfilling. This surpasses any personal feelings that I may get knowing that our work is going to make a financial difference in the lives of our families and our children."
We want to say thank you to the Sullivan family for their generous gift and thank you to Principal Stalling for leading our school into a new era of excellence.
Check out this short video that highlights one of Principal Stallings newer initiatives, The Day of Code, which is yet another example of the great programs and curriculum he is bringing to Holy Angels.