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4832 Highland Ave.

Downers Grove, IL 60515

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Monday to Friday

Mr. Erick Passarelli

630-969-4306  | epassarelli@sjsdg.org

My name is Erick Passarelli and I am excited and blessed to have been chosen as the next principal of St. Joseph School. St. Joseph School has a great reputation, not just around town, but also throughout the Diocese of Joliet. I cannot wait to get started and to continue the great legacy of this school!

Catholic education has been a huge part of my life forever. I attended St. Patricia School in Hickory Hills, Marist High School in Chicago, and Lewis University in Romeoville. During my time at Lewis University, I earned a bachelor’s degree in English and secondary education, a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, and a second master’s degree in educational leadership.

I have served as the assistant principal at Holy Family Catholic School in Shorewood for the past six years and have taught junior high English for the past nine years. I started at Holy Family Catholic School right out of college and have gained many skills and insights there as both an administrator and a teacher.

I look forward to getting to know the Downers Grove community and to getting to know all of you!