“When I look back over the years I’m in wonder at my vocation,” Sister M. Stanley says. “It is truly an ‘amazing grace’ that I am here. That grace has kept me going all these years. I enjoyed all my years of teaching and accompanying students.”
It’s safe to say that her students enjoyed her accompaniment as well. Most of Sister M. Stanley’s teaching career was spent in central Illinois, where she taught at the Arcola Religious Education Center (1959-1961); St. Thomas, Newton (1962-1969); grade 4 at St. Kevin, East Alton (1981-1982) and grade 5, first at Sacred Heart School, Granite City (1984-1988) and then at the consolidated Catholic School in Granite City, Holy Family, from 1988-2003.
She had two tours of duty at St. James, Sauk Village, Ill., 1969-1970 and 1982-1984; and taught for a decade at St. Mary School, East Moline, Ill. (1971-1981).
Well done, Sister M. Stanley!