Sister Jean McGrath, CSJ ’67 profiled in The Daily Southtown

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June 8, 2018

After 32 years as principal of St. John Fisher Elementary School, Sister Jean McGrath, CSJ ’67 is retiring. The Daily Southtown interviewed Sister Jean to profile her career in Catholic education. She belongs to the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph. 

"I feel so blessed to have spent my ministerial years here. I so believe in the value of Catholic education. It's probably the ministry in the church that affects the most people. When you think 700 kids walk through these doors every day. That's 700 families and extended families," she said. "And for me to have been a part of their lives is special."

After graduating from Mother McAuley High School, Sr. Jean decided to pursue a career in teaching and attended Rosary College, now Dominican University. Before arriving at St. John Fisher Elementary School, she taught at Divine Infant School in Westchester, St. Paul High School and St. Hugh Elementary School in Lyons.


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A sign in honor of Sister Jean McGrath, CSJ ’67 hangs on the corner of 103rd and Fairfield outside St. John Fisher School.

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