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Faculty and Staff

 

Principal Mrs. Mary Jo Sarff 

Western Illinois University
B. S., Elementary Education 
St. Xavier University
M.S., Teaching & Leadership
Bradley University
Administration Certification
 
 
 
 
 

        

 Mrs. Brigette Sullivan

 

School Secretary

schoolsecretary@stjosephschoolpekin.com

   

 

 

                                

 

 Mrs. Colette Willoughby 

Marketing/Development Director

cwilloughby@stjosephschoolpekin.com

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  Mrs. Debbie Bruner

   Kindergarten Teacher        
      Northern Illinois University
       B.S., Elementary Education K-9
      B.S., Special Education K-12
 
 
 
 
 
 

                                       

 

                                       Mrs. Sue Coyer                                                          

           First Grade Teacher
           Illinois State University

           B.S., Elementary Education K-9, Social Science Middle School

            Illinois State University

           B.S., Sociology

           scoyer@stjosephschoolpekin.com

        
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

    Miss Debbie Oberle                                                                                

       Second Grade Teacher
            Marycrest College
            B.A., Elementary Education K-9, English, Social Science
            Bradley University
            M.A., Elementary Education K-9
            doberle@stjosephschoolpekin.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

    Mrs. Amanda Crouch

      Third Grade Teacher
            Illinois State University
            B.S. Elementary Education, Social Science and Language Arts
            American College of Education
            M.S., Curriculum & Instruction
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  Ms. Joan Melissant                                       

   Fourth Grade Teacher                                                                       
            Illinois State University
            B.S., Elementary Education K-9, Social Science Middle School
            Illinois State University
            B.S., Sociology
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Mrs. Natalie Wendelin                                                                         

    Fifth Grade Teacher
           Illinois State University
           B.S., Arts in Education
           St. Xavier University
           Master of Teaching
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

   

Mrs. Kathy Radovich

6th grade Teacher and 7th/8th grade Science Teacher
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

                                                                                    

         Miss Joan Moore 

 
 Seventh/Eigth grade Teacher, Sixth grade Religion Teacher
            Marycrest College
            B.A., Elementary Education K-9, English – Reading Specialization – Social           Studies
            Western Illinois University
            M.S., Educational Administration K-12
            jmoore@stjosephschoolpekin.com
 
 
 
                                        
 
           

 Mrs. Mary Smith                                                                          

  Resource Teacher
            Illinois State University
            B.S., Special Education K-12, Elementary K-9 teaching
            mrsmith@stjosephschoolpekin.com
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Mrs. Kelly Walenta

 P.E. Teacher

 kwalenta@stjosephschoolpekin.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

Mrs. Wendy Strauss  

 Music Teacher

wstrauss@stjosephschoolpekin.com

 

 

 

 

 


     Sister Victoria Maria Morell Sitjar

       Apostolic Sisters of St. John

          Spanish Teacher
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

     Mrs. Cora Smith

        Support Staff
            Illinois Central College
            Applied Science Associate’s, Child Development
            csmith@stjosephschoolpekin.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

       Mrs. Jamie Blanchard

         Support Staff
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

        Mrs. Christine Bresnahan

            Support Staff
            Methodist School of Nursing
            Registered Nurse Diploma
            Illinois Central College
            General Education
            cbres3@icloud.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

     Mrs. Kara Hinkle

         4/5 year old Preschool Teacher
          Illinois State University
          B.S. Elementary Education, Social Science and Art
          Illinois Central College
          B.A., Science and Art
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

       Mrs. Lori Mahr

           Preschool Aide

            lmahr@stjosephschoolpekin.com

 

 

 

 
 
                               

                                   

       

       Mrs. Toni Burks

 
           Cafeteria 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
        

   

 

Mr. Bob Small

Custodian