Dear LCSS Community,
The Lafayette Catholic School System announces the retirement of two of its most beloved and long-serving leaders, Mrs. Jody Williams, Principal of St. Lawrence Elementary and Mrs. Kim Delaney, Principal of St. Mary Cathedral Elementary.
Mrs. Williams announced that she will retire from her duties at St. Lawrence at the end of this school year. Retire, yes, but she still wants to be involved in the life of the school as much as she can!
Mrs. Williams attended St. Lawrence School as a child and returned to teach 4th grade when she had received her degree. She has served the students of St. Lawrence for thirty years, spending 11 years in the classroom as a Catholic educator and then stepping into her current administrative role as principal 19 years ago. Her dedication to the students and families of St. Lawrence will be felt for many years to come. Her love for the students was evident in her every action. Mrs. Williams looks forward to spending more time with her husband, Charlie, and their children and grandchildren – all St. Lawrence alums or current students! Plans for renovating their home and spending more time in Pennsylvania at the family farm are things she is looking forward to doing.
Mrs. Delaney announced that she will retire from her duties at St. Mary Cathedral Elementary at the end of this school year.
Mrs. Delaney is an alumna of St. Mary and Central Catholic. After graduating from Purdue University, she spent her career at St. Mary. She has served as the principal for the past eleven years. Prior to being named principal, she taught fourth grade at St. Mary for 3 years and then first grade for the next thirty years. In 1999, she was recognized as the first Golden Apple recipient for the Lafayette Catholic School System.
Her commitment and dedication to St. Mary students and families will continue to have a resounding impact in our community. She will miss her St. Mary family, including the excellent team of teachers and the students who have brought such joy over her career. Mrs. Delaney looks forward to spending more time with her children, grandchildren, and extended family.
Please join us in thanking Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Delaney for their devotion to their schools and the students and families they have so graciously served. Please continue to keep them in your prayers as they move on to the next phase of their lives.
Thank you for your continued support and prayers as we begin the process of recruiting strong faith-filled leaders to serve our schools this coming fall.
Michael M. Seeley