Faculty & Staff


Administration

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Father Andru O'BrienParochial Vicar
Religion Teacher

Mount St. Mary's Seminary

Years Experience: 1 - 1 year at SJCS

Father Patrick Henehan, Pastor
Religion Teacher

St. Mary's Univeristy of Winona
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

Kenrick Seminary
Masters of Divinity, Masters of Theology

Years Experience: 10 in High School, 1 in
Grade School - 8 years at SJCS

 
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Sr. Maria Christi Nelson, O.P.
Principal

Magdalen College
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

Eastern Michigan University
Teacher’s Certification, Major in Science

University of Southern Mississippi
Masters of Elementary Education
Masters of Educational Administration

Years Experience: 14 - 5 years at SJCS

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Mrs. Jill Lindsey 
Administrative Assistant

Loyola University of Baltimore 
Bachelor of Arts in
Communication and Media

Years Experience -8 years at SJCS

 
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Mrs. Alyssa Young
Office Assistant

Bradley University
Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Years Experience: 5 - 3 years at SJCS


Teachers & Staff

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Mrs. Julie Stedwill
3-Year-Old Preschool

Creighton University
Bachelor of Science
in Elementary Education
and Theology

Our Lady of the Lake University
Masters of Marriage and Family Counseling

Years Experience: 6 - 3 years at SJCS

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Mrs. Carrie Purtell
4-Year-Old Preschool

Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville 
Associates in Fine Arts

Years Experience: 6 - 3 years at SJCS

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Mrs. Lora Taylor
Aftercare Director

Full-Day (3/4-Year-Old) Preschool

Bradley University 
Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education

National Louis University 
Masters of Early Childhood Administration

Years Experience: 20 - 5 years at SJCS

 
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Sister Theresita
Kindergarten A

Eastern Michigan University 
Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood & Elementary Education

Years Experience: 1 - 1 year at SJCS

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Mrs. Sue Culp
Kindergarten B

Western Illinois University
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Specialization in Middle School, Language Arts, and Math

Years Experience: 8 - 1 year at SJCS

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Mrs. Gina Kouri 
First Grade A

Creighton University 
Bachelor of Science
in Elementary Education

Years Experience: 14 - 5 years at SJCS

 
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Mrs. KrisTina Major
1st Grade B

University of Toledo 
Bachelor of Science
in Elementary Education
Specialization in Mathematics

Years Experience: 23 - 8 years at SJCS

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Sister MAris STella
Second Grade

Eastern Michigan University
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Specialization in Mathematics

Years Experience: 6 - 1 year at SJCS

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Miss Anna Taylor
Third Grade

Bradley University 
Bachelor of Science
in Elementary Education

Years Experience: 3 - 3 years at SJCS

 
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Mrs. amy coulter
Fourth Grade

Illinois State University
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Specialization in Math

Years Experience: 2 - 1 at SJCS

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Sister Mary Lawrence
5th Grade Homeroom

Middle School Religion

Eastern Michigan University 
Bachelor of Science
in Elementary Education
Specialization in English
Language Arts

Years Experience: 5 - 3 years at SJCS

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Mrs. Lori Wilson  
Classroom Assistant     Librarian

Michigan State University
Bachelor of Science in Forestry 

Years Experience: 7 years at SJCS

 
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Mrs. Martha Bogdanowicz 
Middle School Science

George Peabody College of
Vanderbilt University

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education & Natural Science Studies

Trevecca Nazarene University
Masters of Education in Instructional Effectiveness

Years Experience: 6 - 6 years at SJCS

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Miss Antonia Mullens
6th Grade Homeroom
Middle School Math

Eureka College
Bachelor of Science in Education

St. Xavier University
Masters in Education & 
Leadership

Years Experience: 19 - 5 years at SJCS

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Mr. Luke Cottingham
7th Grade Homeroom
Middle School Language Arts

Illinois State University 
Bachelor of Arts in English
Endorsements in Reading & 
Middle School Education

Years Experience: 4 - 4 years at SJCS

 
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Mr. David Rudolph
8th Grade Homeroom
Middle School Social Studies

Benedictine University
Bachelor of Arts in Social Science, History, Education

Years Experience: 6 - 6 years at SJCS

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Mrs. Amy Vitale
K-8 Spanish

Augustana College 
Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education & Spanish

Years Experience: 14 - 9 years at SJCS

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Mr. Andy Earnest
Music 3-8
Choir Director

St. Joseph's College
Bachelor of Arts
in Vocal Applied Music

Years Experience: 8 - 3 years at SJCS

 
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Mrs. Sarah Hansen
Music K-2
Band

Illinois State University 
Bachelor of Science
in Music Education

Years Experience: 9 - 3 years at SJCS

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Mr. Joe Beaudry
Physical Education

Iowa State University
Bachelor of Science in Logistics Management

Years experience: 1 - 1 year at SJCS

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Mrs. Jennifer Johnson
Enrichment

Eureka College
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Endorsements in Middle School, Language Arts, Social Studies, & Special Education

Years Experience: 7 - 3 years at SJCS

 
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Mrs. Sally Saul
Art

Purdue University 
Bachelor of Art Education
K-12 & Fine Arts

Years Experience: 8 - 3 years at SJCS

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Mrs. Maria de la Torre
Pre-Care & 3-Year-Old Preschool Classroom Aide

Bilingual Secretary of Academia de Comercio Luz Benavides

Years Experience: 9 years at SJCS

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Mrs. Tammy White
K-2 Classroom Aide

Eastern Illinois University
Associates of Arts & Sciences

Years Experience: 10 years at SJCS

 
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Mrs. Margo Tony
Full Day 3/4-Year-Old Preschool Classroom Aide

Illinois Central College
Associates Degree in Applied Science in Child Development

Years Experience: 11 -1 year at SJCS

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Miss Katie Marx
2nd Grade
Classroom Aide

Saint Louis University

Years Experience: 3 years at SJCS

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MRS. Kelly Hamilton
3rd Grade
Classroom Aide

Western Illinois University
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History

State of Illinois Education Paraprofessional Certificate

Years Experience: 3 - 3 years at SJCS

 
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Mrs. Laura Ortega
4th Grade
Classroom Aide

ENE Mexico

Years Experience: 10 years at SJCS

 
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Mrs. Heather Shane
4-Year-Old Preschool Classroom Aide & Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Director

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Mrs. Christine Field
Interventions

Northwestern University 
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Temple University 
Masters of Science
in Special Education

Years Experience: 28 - 3 years at SJCS

 

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Mrs. sherri magner
classroom aide