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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. Tracie McConnell                                                                         

           First Grade Teacher
                  Illinois State University
                  B.S., Early Childhood Education
                  Illinois Central College
                  Associate’s Degree, Education
                  tmcconnell@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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  Mrs. Susan Coyer                                        

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

  Mrs. Natalie Wendelin                                                                         

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

    Mrs. Kathy Radovich

6th grade Teacher and 7th/8th grade Science Teacher
kradovich@stjosephschoolpekin.com
 
 

 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
          sr.victoriamaria@stjean.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Mrs. Cora Smith

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

     Mrs. Jamie Blanchard

        3/4 year old Preschool Teacher/Support Staff
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Mrs. Christine Bresnahan

  Preschool Aide
            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

 
 
 
 
 

                    

                

 

                               

                                   Mrs. Toni Burks

         Cafeteria 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

                                                 

      Mr. Bob Small

Custodian
blsmall@stjosephschoolpekin.com