It’s the school’s deep history, sports teams, camaraderie and faith traditions that she
recalls with fondness. Her closest friends to this day are those she met in elementary school, she said.
Even as a first-grader, Weis said she knew education would become her chosen vocation. “I always wanted to be a teacher ever since I had Mrs. Knowles” she said. “Teachers here had a big impact.”
Weis said she always thought about returning to the place where it all started. “It was
one of those pipe dreams” that actually came to fruition, she said. “Coming back, I
wanted to give back to what was such a large part of my faith formation,” Weis said. “It
doesn’t feel like work; it’s a joyful vocation.”
The biggest changes she’s noticed are in size of school and the curriculum. Enrollment was much bigger back in the ’70s when the school educated nearly 700 students compared to the 340 they have today.