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Dr. Julie Brua, Principal, School of St. Mary
August 2021

Dear Families and Staff at School of St. Mary,

I hope you enjoyed your 2021 summer with family and friends! I am grateful to be a new member of the School of St. Mary family as we work together toward our mission statement “To Learn. To Serve. To Lead.” I am SUPER excited to meet all of you!

To briefly introduce myself to you, I have just completed my experience in the public schools at the end of June 2021 through a variety of roles: teacher, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction, and multilingual education, and superintendent. Concurrently, I have been able to support my faith journey through supporting both adults and children through serving as a religious formation teacher, confirmation sponsor, choir member, and the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults sponsor. Through these avenues, I believe this has led me to the wonderful opportunity to serve your children as principal of the School of St. Mary.

Creating an open door for you and for our staff is very important to me. I am trying a new newsletter tool, the Crusader Chronicle! This will allow me to send regular updates, share pictures, and give a head's up for important information. This is my first run with it, and I'm looking forward to your feedback!

My direct line is (847) 582-2526, and my email is Please reach out to me if you have any questions. It is an honor to be a member of the School of St. Mary family and to support your children through the mission 

To Learn. To Serve. To Lead.

Peace and God bless you,

Julie A. Brua, Ed.D. 
School of St. Mary Principal

Please see my welcome video here.