Faculty and Staff

Pastor

Fr. Mark Walter – Rectory | mwalter@stlinusschool.org


Principal

I am upbeat and experienced educator who began as an elementary school teacher with Chicago Public Schools, and 14 years as an administrator at Queen of Peace High School and Maria High School before becoming the principal of St. Cletus Catholic School in La Grange, IL. I’m a St. Linus Alum, from the class of 1976. It’s great to be home, and a GREAT day to be a Hawk!

Ms. Margaret Hayes – Main Office | mhayes@stlinusschool.org

Google Site: Ms. Hayes’ Happenings


Secretary

Mrs. Delisi – Main Office | ldelisi@stlinusschool.org

My name is Linda Delisi and I am the School Secretary at St. Linus since January of 2006.

I am also a St. Linus parishioner and also a proud parent of three Linus alums.

I love what I do here at St. Linus, and each year is exciting with the new faces of the students. I like to refer to them as the old soap opera “All My Children.” When I am away from my “2nd home at Linus” I enjoy spending time with my family.


Extended Day Care  – AM & PM

I am an aide during the day in school and I also do the before and after school Extended Day Program. I am a long time parishioner of St. Linus. My three children graduated  from St.Linus. Currently I am lucky to have tree of my nine grandchildren enrolled. (How fortunate am I!) Thirty-one  years ago I started the Extended Day Program here at Linus.  IT IS STILL THE BEST PART OF MY DAY.

Mrs. Gute – Room 17 | mgute@stlinusschool.org

Google Site: The Extended Day Connection


4 Year Old Preschool

In 2008 I started my journey here at St. Linus and have been loving every minute of it.  I have spent my time teaching early childhood, specifically preschool the last few years.  My love of reading is what led me to get my Master’s Degree in Reading and Reading Specialist certificate.
I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, and baking.

Mrs. Dougherty – Room 9 | cdougherty@stlinusschool.org

Google Site: Pre-School Connection


3 Year Old Preschool

I have worked in education for 10 years.  Throughout my teaching career I have had the opportunity to work with students ranging from 1st – 8th grade.   I have enjoyed my journey and have found a home here at St. Linus in Preschool.  When I am not teaching I enjoy spending time with my husband and my three children.

Mrs. Keane – Room 8  | tkeane@stlinusschool.org

Google Site: Pre-School Connection


3 and 4 Year Old Preschool

I received by BA from DePaul University and my teaching degree from St. Xavier University. I love teaching in Early Childhood! I have three children and I am a parishioner of St. Christina.
I love the White Sox and traveling to Ireland!

Mrs. McKillop – Room 11 | kmckillop@stlinusschool.org

Google Site: Pre-School Connection


Kindergarten

I have been a Kindergarten teacher for 22 years, and have been at St. Linus since 2000. Teaching Kindergarten has been very rewarding. When I am not in the classroom, I like to spend time with my husband and 2 daughters. I also love to read and go to the movies. St. Linus has been a great place to teach.

Mrs. Revis – Room 13 | mrevis@stlinusschool.org

Google Site: Mrs. Revis – Room 13 Connection


Kindergarten

I have a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a master’s degree in Reading and am a certified reading specialist. I love to read and hope to spark an early love of reading in the kindergarten students. When I am not teaching I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling, shopping, relaxing, and of course reading!

Mrs. Newman – Room 15 | mknewman@stlinusschool.org
Google Site: Mrs. Newman – Room 16 Connection


First Grade

My name is Arianne Kelly and I am thrilled to be continuing my teaching career at St. Linus! I have 13 years of primary teaching experience in public school, and am looking forward to teaching in my own parish, as I am a life long parishioner of St. Linus. I have a Master’s in Early Childhood Education from Roosevelt University. I enjoy traveling with my husband and two sons, shopping and visiting museums, as well as seeing musicals both on Boradway and here in Chicago. I am proud to be teaching First Grade at St. Linus School.”

Mrs. Kelly – Room 14akelly@stlinusschool.org

Google Site: https://sites.google.com/stlinusschool.org/first-grade-room-14/home


First Grade

“My name is Mary Reynolds and this is my first year teaching first grade at St.Linus! I graduated from St. Linus in 2007 and I am very excited to be back in the halls where my love for learning began. I went on and graduated from Marist High School, Marquette University and I am currently in grad school at Saint Xavier University for Elementary Education. When I am not in the classroom, I am spending time with my family and friends, traveling to Michigan, coaching high school basketball, and staying active. This school year will be full of learning and new adventures and I cannot wait to begin the year! ”

Mary Beth Reynolds – Room 16 | mreynolds@stlinusschool.org

Google Site: https://sites.google.com/stlinusschool.org/msreynolds/home


Second Grade

I have a B.S. degree in Special Education; returned to school to be certified in Elementary Education; and went back again for classes in Early Childhood.  I enjoy spending time with family and friends, cooking, baking, decorating, gardening, reading and being active. During your child’s 2nd grade year, I hope they grow in faith, kindness and respect for others.  For from acceptance and tolerance grows peace.

Ms. Anderson – Room 6 | randerson@stlinusschool.org

Google Site: Ms. Anderson – Room 6 Connection


Second Grade

My early career was in the advertising industry producing television and radio commercials, but as I raised my three children I made a life-changing decision to return to school and earn my Masters Degree in Elementary Education. I completed my student teaching assignment at St. Linus and began teaching 1st grade here full-time in 2007. Since then I have taught both 1st and 3rd grades. Teaching 2nd grade will be a new experience for me, and I look forward to working with our 2nd graders. When I’m not at school, I love traveling with my family and friends to new places, working in my garden, and discovering good books to read. I believe that the best gift we can offer our children is a steady stream of new challenges in a comfortable and accepting environment to help them grow in independence and self-confidence.

Mrs. O’Connell – Room 4 | loconnell@stlinusschool.org

Google Site: Mrs. O’Connell – Room 4 Connection


Third Grade

My name is Maureen Schifferdecker, and this is my 20th year here. I feel very blessed to be a part of St. Linus. I have attended Catholic Schools all of my life: St. Agnes for Grade School, Marian Catholic High School, and Marquette University.    My college graduation was on my birthday.  Now, that’s one fine birthday present!

Mrs. Schifferdecker – Room 7 | mschifferdecker@stlinusschool.org

Google Site: Mrs. Schifferdecker – Room 20 Connection


Fourth Grade

This is my second year teaching at St. Linus School and I am extremely excited! I received both of my bachelor degrees in Elementary Education and Communication, as well as my Master of Arts in Teaching from Lake Forest College. I have always wanted to be a teacher, but I was determined to do so after my experience of helping a classroom each day as a Peer Leader when I attended Marist High School. I recently taught at St. Louis de Montfort, where I taught 4th & 5th Grade Math, Science, and STEM. This year, I will be teaching 4th grade, as well as 5th grade math and science. When I am not teaching, I like to spend time with my family and friends, traveling, watching sports, and studying art.

Caitlin Hurley – Room 20 | churley@stlinusschool.org

Google Site: Room 20 Connection


Fifth Grade

I have been teaching at St. Linus for 23 years, and previously taught in District 123 for 13 years. I’ve taught every grade level except 2nd!   I truly enjoy teaching 5th grade, especially math and science!  I have 2 daughters, 1 son, and 4 grandchildren.  My son is getting married in May, and I’m super excited that he’s marrying a teacher! My daughter is also getting married, but has not yet set a date. I am blessed to have a wonderful family and a great place to work!

Mrs. Minarik – Room 22 | cminarik@stlinusschool.org

Google Site: Mrs. Minarik – Room 22 Connection


Sixth Grade

I have been at St. Linus for 13 years and teaching for 39 years. I received my Bachelor’s degree from Quincy University and my Master’s Degree from Concordia University. I have taught at a high school level for most of my teaching career where I have been a head football coach and a wrestling coach.  I have been part of starting the Middle School curriculum , as well as a big part in St. Linus receiving the Blue Ribbon Award. I am currently teaching Middle School Science classes as well as 6th grade History.

I enjoy sharing my knowledge, not only in science, but also in life lessons.

Mr. Pawelski – Room 24 | lpawelski@stlinusschool.org

Google Site: Middle School Science Connection

 


Seventh Grade

I have been teaching since 2000, but this is my first experience in middle school.  Previously, I taught at Maria High School and Queen of Peace High School.  I earned my Master’s in Literacy in 2006 from Dominican University.  In my spare time, I enjoy reading, spending time with my husband and our two children, and walking.

Mrs. Middleton- Room 30 |emiddleton@stlinusschool.org

Google Site: Middle School Literature Connection


Eighth Grade

Principal, St. Jerome, Croatian, School from 2016-2018; Assistant Superintendent/Regional Director, Office of Catholic Schools, Archdiocese of Chicago, 2011-2015; and Assistant Superintendent, Elementary School District 102, 1992-2011. Prior to these positions, Dr. Segvich has served as an Economics Instructor at Benedictine University; Director of Religious Education; and St. Laurence High School teacher.

Dr. Segvich – Room 25 |jsegvich@stlinusschool.org

Google Site: Middle School Math Connection


Eighth Grade

I earned my Bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University in English Education with an endorsement in Middle School Education. I discovered my love of teaching through my mom, who was an educator for nearly 40 years! She taught me confidence, common sense, and self-worth and that’s what I hope to teach my students… along with the mechanics and creativity of writing. I am just starting my career in this field but I hope to one day be half the woman/teacher my mom is.

Ms. Zenere – Room 27 | gzenere@stlinusschool.org

Google Site: Middle School English Connection


Art

My family has a long history here. My grandfather, Richard Vacca, was the the first deacon at St. Linus and my mom is a graduate. My education and background is in photography, art history and graphic design. I am earning my masters in elementary education and k-12 art education. Since graduating from Columbia College I have been a photographer for USA Rugby, school portraits, and opening my own portrait company, Wojie Photography, LLC.  Even though I love photography something was absent, I missed sharing my  knowledge of art with others. Outside of art I love reading, traveling and cooking.

Mrs. Tierney – Room 5 | ktierney@stlinusschool.org

Google site: https://sites.google.com/stlinusschool.org/art-2018-2019/home


Learning Resource/Assistant Principal

This is my first year at St. Linus School and I am excited to begin my “Hawk” flight! I received my Bachelor and Master of Arts Degrees in Education from St. Xavier University with an LBS1 Endorsement. I am still in school at Loyola University working toward a Master of Arts Degree in Administration and Supervision. I am looking forward to my role as the Assistant Principal and Learning Specialist. I am eager to begin working with the students. The students bring a sense of creativity, joy and excitement in with them each day. “Oh the places you’ll go.” Dr. Seuss

Mrs. Byrnes – Computer Labmbyrnes@stlinusschool.org

Google Site: 


Library

Hi my name is Patti Goldsmith and
I’m excited to be the library aide for 2018-19 school year. I worked for the Chicago police department for 33 Years where I worked at the training academy. I also taught religion at St. Germaine for their religious education program for 17 years. I enjoy reading and hope to share my love of reading to the students. In my spare time I volunteer at the Ronald Mcdonald house and enjoy spending time with my family . “It’s a great year to be a Hawk!”

Ms. Goldsmith – Library |pgoldsmith@stlinusschool.org

Google Site:


Music

“Mrs. Keelan is our new preK-8th grade music teacher. This is her 9th year teaching music. She has her bachelors degree in music education from Illinois State University and masters from VanderCook College of Music. She previously was the band and choir director at Morris District #54. Mrs. Keelan’s main instrument is the saxophone and piano. She resides in Evergreen Park with her husband, Patrick, and 5 month old daughter, Lorelei. She is excited to start the school year and get your children singing, playing, and moving! ”

Mrs. Keelan – Room 23 | hkeelan@stlinusschool.org

Google Site:


Physical Education


Hello! My name is Terry Dillon and I am very excited about being a part of the St. Linus family. I have heard many great things about the school and my predecessor, Mr. Kraft, and I hope the 2018-2019 year will be as fun, enjoyable and physically challenging as in years past.

I earned a Master of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Roosevelt University, a Master of Science Degree in International Commerce and Policy from Valparaiso University, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. In addition, I am endorsed to teach middle school, physical education, science, and social studies. I am also working on obtaining my health endorsement and should be finished with the courses by January 2019.

Mr. Dillon – Gymnasiumtdillon@stlinusschool.org

Google Site: Mr. Dillon – P.E. Connection


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