4832 Highland Ave.

Downers Grove, IL 60515

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Monday to Friday


Mrs. Emily Ford
Preschool Teacher
Mrs. Emily Ford is excited to join the St. Joseph School community! Mrs. Ford earned a bachelor’s degree in Early […]
Fr. Nestor Lopez
Parochial Vicar
Miss Jessica Cepolski
Fine Arts Teacher
Miss Jessica Cepolski graduated Summa Cum Laude at Carthage College where she had a concentrated study in music and theatre […]
Elizabeth Henry
Third Grade Teacher
Mrs. Katie Parker
First Grade Teacher
I am so excited to be teaching 1st grade at St. Joseph School! I love being a part of this […]
Mrs. Lauren Winckowski
Fifth Grade Teacher
I am so excited to be teaching 5th grade at St. Joseph School! This is my ninth year teaching (after […]
Mrs. Liz Sterbenz
Preschool Paraprofessional
Mrs. Kris Humphrey
Junior High STEM & Math Teacher
Mrs. Camille Petrick
First Grade Paraprofessional
Mrs. Lynn Golminas
Fourth & Fifth Grade Paraprofessional
Mrs. Carol Harzheim
Junior High Paraprofessional
Mrs. Mary Semenchuk
Second & Third Grade Paraprofessional
Mrs. Sunga Alcantara
Kindergarten Paraprofessional
Mrs. Kelly Casson
Preschool Paraprofessional
Mrs. Mary Paveleck
Preschool Paraprofessional
I began working at the St. Joseph’s preschool as a paraprofessional in August 2016, when my youngest son started full […]
Mrs. Kasia Giblin
Fourth & Fifth Grade Paraprofessional
I began working at St. Joseph School in the 2020-21 school year. Prior to that I was at home raising […]
Mrs. Beth Harbauer
Business Manager
Mrs. Nermine Fahmi
Preschool Paraprofessional
Mrs. Michelle Lascari
Marketing & Admissions Director
Michelle serves as the Marketing & Admissions Director of St. Joseph School while also working freelance for a Washington, D.C.-based […]
Mr. Mike Mazurkiewicz
Systems Administrator
Mrs. Vikki Ragnini
Junior High Language Arts
I am thrilled to be joining the St. Joseph School Junior High Family! I grew up in the Downers Grove […]
Mrs. Kimberly Jacobs
School Counselor
Before becoming a therapist, Kimberly was a high school teacher in Cabrini Green, as well as an art appraiser for […]
Mrs. Jessica Ranquist
Assistant Principal
I have been a part of our Saint Joseph Catholic Parish and School since 2012: as a parent, a volunteer, […]
Miss Jillian O’Meara
Miss Jillian O’Meara is a 2015 St. Joseph School graduate and is excited to be back in the classroom. She […]
Ms. Paula Jovien
Reading Specialist
I am so excited to be working at St. Joseph School as a Reading Teacher! I’m looking forward to getting […]
Mrs. Karen Odelson
Fourth Grade Teacher
This is my fifth year at St. Joseph School and I am very excited to share my love of reading, […]
Mrs. Ashley Andrews
Preschool Teacher
I feel so blessed to begin teaching Preschool at St. Joes this year. Since my children began their academic journeys […]
Ms. Julie Wojciechowski
Office Manager
Ms. Julie Wojciechowski joined St. Joseph School as Office Manager in 2004. Before St. Joseph School, she worked for the […]
Mrs. Beth Cunningham
Mrs. Beth Cunningham is a product of Catholic education graduating from a Catholic elementary school, Marian Catholic High School, and […]
Mrs. Laura O’Brien
Preschool Teacher
This is my third year teaching preschool at St. Joseph School. I was an aide in the preschool classroom for […]
Mrs. Kathy Kuper
Preschool Teacher
Mrs. Kuper is a graduate of St. Joseph School and has been a member of St. Joseph Parish for over […]
Mrs. Sarah May
I feel so blessed to have joined the SJS family! It is a true blessing to not only share a […]
Miss Danielle Tulke
Kindergarten Teacher
I am so excited to begin my second year teaching at St. Joseph! I graduated from Illinois State University in […]
Mrs. Kristen Beirne
Over the last 15 years, I was Program Coordination for DG FroG and a District 58 long term substitute. I […]
Mrs. Debbie Bailey
Physical Education
Mr. Dean Coppin
Junior High Reading and Language Arts Teacher
Mr. Dean Coppin is a former gifted teacher from Blue Island School District 130 from 2005 to 2023 and has […]
Mrs. Sharon Phelan
Junior High Math Teacher
I am a 7th Grade homeroom and religion teacher, and 7th and 8th grade math teacher. Previously, I worked as […]
Mrs. Deneen Wojtasiak
Junior High Science Teacher
Mr. Greg Laurinaitis
Junior High Social Studies Teacher
Mrs. Julie Casey
Fifth Grade Teacher
I am excited and blessed to be teaching 5th grade at St. Joseph’s School! I began teaching Jr. High Math […]
Mrs. Meghan Hanika
Fourth Grade Teacher
Mrs. Margaret Cresto
Third Grade Teacher
This is my second year teaching at St. Joe’s and 10th year teaching. I have previously taught 3rd-5th grades. I […]
Mrs. Sharon Turkowski
Second Grade Teacher
Ms. Patricia Biernat
Second Grade Teacher
I started teaching at St. Joseph School for the 2006 – 2007 school year.  I spent eight years teaching 1st […]
Ms. Jane Krueger
First Grade Teacher
This will be my 30th year at St. Joe’s, all in first grade. I was a substitute teacher in various […]
Mrs. Joan Ericksen
Kindergarten Teacher
I am so excited to begin my sixth year teaching Kindergarten at St. Joseph. I am eager to share my […]