Faculty & Staff Directory

Leadership Team

Ms. Margaret Steele

Head of School
BA, Yale University
MEd, Lesley University

Mrs. Christine Schmidt

Principal
BA, Northern Illinois University

Ms. Kimberly Clark

Director of Enrollment and Community Outreach
BS, Wake Forest Univ.

Mrs. Tami Rocha

Class of 1980
Director of Advancement
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart
Barat College

Mrs. Elizabeth Maher

Director of Finance & Operations
B.S., Marquette University
M.B.A., Keller Graduate School of Management
CPA

Faculty

English

Ms. Jennifer Brostrom

English Teacher
BA, University of Michigan
MFA, American University, Washington, D.C.

Mrs. Erin Brysiewicz

English Teacher
BA, Lake Forest College
MSEd, Northwestern University

Mrs. Jessica Campbell

English Teacher
MEd, University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley

Mr. Matthew Nuccio

English Teacher, Social Studies Teacher, ESL Support and Theatre Director
BA, University of Illinois, Chicago
MA, University of Chicago

Fine Arts

Ms. Roberta Brickman

Piano & Voice Teacher
BM, University of Michigan

Mr. Kevin Burrow

Music Teacher
BAMus, Carthage College
MMEd, Northwestern University

Mr. William Gabaldon

Art & Ceramics Teacher
BFA, University of New Mexico
MFA, University of Pennsylvania

Ms. Lauren Moldenhauer

Orchestra Teacher
BM, Northwestern University
MM, Catholic University of America

Ms. Jamie Tuttle

Photography Teacher, Co-Chair STEAM Departments
BFA, Kansas City Art Institute
MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Global Education

Mrs. Amy Perlick

Director of Global Education
BA, Macalester College
MA, Marquette University

International Languages

Mrs. Bev Adamczyk

Latin Teacher
MA, of Ancient Greek

Ms. Teal McCartney

Spanish Teacher, Director of Student Activities
BA, Clarke College
MAT, Clarke College

Ms. Julia Sands

French Teacher
BA, Indiana University at Bloomington
MA, The American University of Paris
MEd, Loyola University of Chicago

Most recently, Ms. Sands spent two years teaching secondary French at Senn High School in Chicago. She has also worked as a course instructor at Groupe INSEEC in Chicago and an ESL Instructor at Interlingue in Rome.

Ms. Katherine Stewart

Class of 2006
Spanish Teacher, ESL Teacher
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart
University of Minnesota
Saint Louis University in Madrid, Spain

Mathematics & Computer Science

Mr. Elliot Coffey

Mathematics Teacher, Educational Technology Support
BS, Northern Illinois University

Mr. Rocco Gargiulo

Assistant Principal. Mathematics Teacher
BS, University of San Francisco
BBA, Grand Canyon University
MAT, Grand Canyon University

Ms. Courtney Pomije

Mathematics Teacher

Dr. Valerie Rickert

BS, Mundelein College, Chicago, Il
MA, Dominican University, River Forest, Il
PhD, Loyola University of Chicago

Physical Wellness

Ms. Rosemary Briesch

BS, University of Illinois at Chicago
MS, George Williams College

Mr. Syed Iftekaruddin

JV Tennis Coach

Mrs. Christine Ohlwein

Physical Wellness & Health Teacher
BA, Illinois State University

Mr. Mark Wax

Science

Mrs. Kristen Black

Science Teacher
BA, Knox College
MAT, National Louis University

Mrs. Cheryl Breckinridge

BA, Dominican University
MS, Dominican University

Mr. John Denman

Science Teacher
BS, Illinois Institute of Technology

Ms. Devon Mann

Science Teacher
BS, University of Oregon
MS, University of North Carolina
MEd, Concordia University

Social Studies

Mr. Peter Cashman

Social Studies Teacher, Co-Chair Humanities Departments
BA, University of Rhode Island
MA, George Mason University

Mr. Matthew Nuccio

English Teacher, Social Studies Teacher, ESL Support and Theatre Director
BA, University of Illinois, Chicago
MA, University of Chicago

Mrs. Amy Perry

Social Studies Teacher
BA, Indiana University
MEd, National Louis University

Theology

Ms. Melissa Otter

Theology Teacher, Campus Minister
MEd, Loyola University

Mrs. Christine Zapf

Theology Teacher
MAPS, Loyola University
BA, University of Notre Dame

Administration & Staff

Admission & Communications

Ms. Kimberly Clark

Director of Enrollment and Community Outreach
BS, Wake Forest Univ.

Ms. Kathleen Creed

Class of 1991
Director of Admission and Affordability
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart
Y, University of St. Thomas

Mrs. Victoria Gadomski

Associate Director of Admission
BA, Villanova University
MS, Cabrini College

Mrs. Alexandra Maegdlin

Director of Communications
MS, Northwestern University
BA, Denison University

Mr. John Rodas

Associate Director of Marketing
BFA, Illinois Institute of Art

Advancement

Mrs. Kathy Fivelson

Associate Director of Advancement for Events

Ms. Kathleen Reidy

Class of 1977
Associate Director of Advancement, Alumnae Relations
BA, DePauw University
MBA, University of Notre Dame
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart

Mrs. Tami Rocha

Class of 1980
Director of Advancement
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart
Barat College

Mrs. Colleen Treutler

Associate Director of Advancement

Business Office

Ms. Christine Grasenick

Receptionist, Cashier, Attendance
BA, Loyola University

Mrs. Elizabeth Maher

Director of Finance & Operations
B.S., Marquette University
M.B.A., Keller Graduate School of Management
CPA

Ms. Erin Sullivan

Head of School

Ms. Margaret Steele

Head of School

Ms. Mary Ryan

Assistant to the Head of School

Principal's Office

Mrs. Christine Schmidt

Principal
BA, Northern Illinois University

Mr. Rocco Gargiulo

Assistant Principal. Mathematics Teacher
BS, University of San Francisco
BBA, Grand Canyon University
MAT, Grand Canyon University

Mrs. Patricia Drummond

Registrar, Assistant to the Principal
AB, Augustana College
MEd, University of Illinois

Ms. Christine Grasenick

Receptionist, Cashier, Attendance
BA, Loyola University

Student Services

Ms. Allison Barnes

Learning Program Instructor
MFA, Savannah College of Art & Design

Mr. Michael Ford

College Counselor
BS, Michigan State University
MA, Wayne State University

Dr. Meg Kincaid

Psychologist
BA, SUNY Binghamton
MA, University of Southern Florida
MA, Hofstra University
PhD, Hofstra University

Ms. Brianna Malin

Learning Program Instructor
BSW, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
MSW, Brown School, Washington University St. Louis

Residence Life

Ms. Danielle Campanella

Houseparent
BS, University of Illinois, Champaign

Ms. Jennifer Clinton

Houseparent
BS, Saint Joseph's College

Ms. Kathleen Fayard

Director of Residence Life
BA, St. Norbert College

Ms. Katherine Stewart

Class of 2006
Spanish Teacher, ESL Teacher
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart
University of Minnesota
Saint Louis University in Madrid, Spain