4832 Highland Ave.

Downers Grove, IL 60515

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Monday to Friday


Mrs. Roselyn Swan
Preschool Paraprofessional
Mrs. Mai McCluskey
Preschool and First Grade Paraprofessional
Mrs. June Ellen Groppi
First Grade Paraprofessional
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
I am Fr. Nestor Lopez. I was born in Cali – Colombia. I have a degree in pastoral theology from […]
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 […]