4832 Highland Ave.

Downers Grove, IL 60515

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Monday to Friday

Mr. Patrick McDonough

630-969-4306 ext. 2210 | pmcdonough@sjsdg.org

Mr. McDonough brings an unconventional background to teaching at St. Joe’s through his education and life experiences. He came to teaching later in life after a successful career in advertising and marketing. He holds an Illinois Professional Educator’s License with endorsements in Social Studies, English/Language Arts, middle school and high school teaching. He has completed course work at Benedictine University for a Masters in Education, and has an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Northern Illinois University with minors in English and History.

Besides working and going to school, Mr. McDonough has worked a great deal with adolescents and teens through Youth Ministry in his home parish, St. Raphael, Naperville and has also served as scout leader, athletic coach and mentor.

Mr. McDonough is supported in the pursuit of his passion for teaching and learning by the love and dedication of his wife, Sue, adult children, and grandson