Wishing Mrs. Therese Campolieti a Happy Retirement

Last month marked a new chapter not only for our new graduates but also for a few of our faculty and staff members who are beginning their retirements! We reached out to all of them and asked them to reflect on their careers and their time spent at Lake Catholic. In the next few weeks, we'll be sharing their stories with you
This week, we celebrate Mrs. Therese Campolieti and her dedication to her Alma Mater and Catholic education. Here is her reflection on her career and her time at Lake Catholic:

Back in the early 1970’s when I was a Lake Catholic student, I told my PE teacher, Mrs. Robinson, that one day I would be sitting at her desk as a teacher. She reminds me of this to this day! I spent 15 wonderful years at St. Jerome School in Cleveland, then had the incredible opportunity to return to my Alma Mater as PE/Health teacher and Assistant Athletic Director. Twenty-seven years have flown by at LC and it’s difficult to put into words how much this time has enriched my life. Lake Catholic has been my second home, and like home has been nurturing and supportive during both good and bad times. I hope I have returned the favor!

The people of Lake Catholic is what makes it so special. Even without the “building” during our quarantine, the family feeling was strong and vital. I like to think that I have touched the lives of our students, and feel even more strongly that they have influenced my life for the better. Just watching them each day as they navigate their life has been a joy. They made every day exciting and drama-filled and mostly fun! I think this is what I will miss most.

I can’t say enough about our administration, faculty, and staff. I have been fortunate to work alongside a great group of people and I will miss the camaraderie and all the fun and even the not-so-fun times. Lake Catholic’s future is bright and in good hands. I feel I have given my best at LCHS but know that I have been given so much in return.

I have always been a regimented person with a schedule. My goal in retirement is to work at becoming more spontaneous and look at the time less! When the time is right we hope to do some traveling and keep active and have lots of adventures!

To close, I have always felt I have had a unique relationship with Lake Catholic; as a student, as a parent of two highly successful LC grads, and as a faculty member. There is a handful of us that have had this threefold experience. Lake Catholic has been a wonderful place to be and I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to be a part of it and hope to continue to be involved in its future!

Thank you Mrs. Campolieti for always being a role model to our students; we will miss your kind personality and genuine smile in the halls of Lake Catholic. We wish you all the best in this next chapter!

Once a Cougar, Always a Cougar!