Liz Peters is the founding principal at St. Robert Catholic school and with nearly 15 years of experience in Catholic education, she is an accomplished educator. Mrs. Peters is enthusiastic about her role as the school’s first principal and can hardly wait for school to start this fall. Get to know Principal Peters a little better with this Q&A.
Q: What are you most looking forward to in the new school year?
A: I can’t wait for the kids to arrive on the first day of school! It has been pretty quiet here these past few months! I want to see the kid’s faces as they enter the new learning spaces we have created just for them.
Who is your favorite saint?
My favorite Saint is Saint Teresa of Calcutta. I loved her spirit and peacefulness. Some of my favorite quotes of her’s inspired how I ran my classroom when I was teaching and even how I decorated them!
These are my favorite quotes from her: “Peace begins with a smile” and “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”
Who inspires you?
I am inspired by people who choose to be happy and who want to make life better for others. These are the kind of people I am looking for as I hire a faculty.
What would you tell prospective parents about their child’s educational experience?
Prospective parents need to know that their child will be loved and respected at St. Robert Catholic School! Our biggest job here is to make sure our students love God and each other. We aspire to give our students the skills they need to love life and learning!
What has teaching taught you?
Teaching has taught me to look at each student/person individually and to strive to give them what they need to be the best they can be. This is important in schools, but also as we move through our community. In school, some students need extra assistance, some need extra challenges, some need extra hugs! We can take these same ideas into our homes and neighborhoods and offer people what they need from something as simple as a smile in passing to donating time, talent, and treasure when they need more.
What most excites you about instituting a STEM focused curriculum?
What excites me most about STEM is the opportunity to allow our students to learn how to solve problems from a very young age. I can’t wait to see how our students work through different activities that are facilitated by a teacher who does not have one “correct” answer in mind for how something should look, is done, or is solved. This model will create a learner who looks very different from when my son was in school. I can’t wait to see the types of learners and leaders our kindergarten students will be when they reach 8th grade due to how we teach them.
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