Mary Reiling, a recognized leader in elementary and middle school education, became the Head of School of The Frances Xavier Warde School in July, 2006. Ms. Reiling came to Chicago after opening Holy Redeemer Catholic School in Alpharetta, Georgia. During her thirty-year career, she has taught middle school, written textbooks for Loyola University Press, and served as principal of St. Leo School in Fairfax, Virginia and of Gesu School in Cleveland, Ohio.
Mary ReilingHead of School
Erin HornePrincipal, Early Childhood
Danielle Kelly graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee in 2007, earning a BA in Elementary Education, Special Education, and Child Studies. Previously, she spent three years teaching second grade at FXW. In 2011 Danielle earned her Masters Degree in Instructional Leadership from Loyola University Chicago and served as Assistant Principal of the Old St. Patrick’s Campus for three years. August 2013 marked Danielle’s first year as Principal of 1st-3rd grades. She truly enjoys working with teachers, as well as partnering with students and families to best meet the needs of all children.
Danielle KellyPrincipal, 1st-3rd Grade
Courtney BrittonAssistant Principal, Preschool – 3rd grade
Katie Gallaghern became Principal of Grades 4 and 8 at FXW in August 2013. To that position, she brought over fifteen years of teaching and administrative experience. After six years of teaching grades 3-5 at St. Andrew School in Chicago, Katie joined the FXW faculty in 2003. She began her FXW career teaching 5th Grade and later moved to 8th Grade. In 2010, she assumed the role of assistant principal at the HNC campus. Katie completed her graduate studies at Loyola University Chicago, where she received a Masters in Instructional Leadership. She thoroughly enjoys her work as an administrator at FXW, supporting teachers and students in reaching their full potential.
Katie GallagherPrincipal, 4th-8th Grade
Jackie MillerAssistant Principal, 6th-8th Grade
Lisa Patrick became the Resource Coordinator for grades 4 through 8 in 2013 after serving FXW in a variety of roles. For the prior six years, Lisa taught literacy at the OSP campus, but her FXW experience began in 1990, when she had the honor of teaching first grade to the class of 1998 — FXW’s first graduating class. Over the years, she has taught students in every grade from kindergarten through 8th. Lisa has a Master of Science in Teaching degree from the University of Chicago and is currently enrolled in the Masters in Instructional Leadership program at Loyola University. Lisa thoroughly enjoys working with teachers, students and their families to fulfill the school’s mission.
Lisa PatrickResource Coordinator