Meet Our Faculty

Administration

Gerit McAllister

Principal

Gerit McAllister

Principal

 

17 Years Teaching, 5 Years at Alphonsus​

What was your inspiration to teach or what keeps you in the educational field? Supporting kids like I was supported when I was in school.

 

Hometown: Evanston, IL

 

 
Education: Bachelor of Science from DePaul University; Master of Arts in School Leadership from Concordia University

 

 
Hobbies, Interests, and Fun Facts: Reading, Hanging out with my kids and family.
 
 
Special certifications or endorsements: Endorsed in Middle School, Language Arts, ELL, Principal Administration

Angela Kladis

Assistant Principal

Angela Kladis

Assistant Principal

14 Years Teaching, 14 Years at Alphonsus​

 

Hometown: Orland Park, IL

 

Education: Bachelor of Arts from DePaul University; Master of Arts in School Leadership from Concordia University

 

Hobbies, Interests, and Fun Facts: I speak Greek and have over 50 pairs of shoes. I also coach high school girls' basketball. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with family/friends, trying new restaurants, and playing basketball.

Maggie Strome

Director of Student Services

Maggie Strome

Director of Student Services

 

16 Years Teaching, 10 Years at Alphonsus​

What was your inspiration to teach or what keeps you in the educational field? I have always enjoyed working with kids. Even as a kid myself, I would play pretend school and walk my “class” to the park for recess. It felt natural to make education my career.

Hometown: Chicago, IL

 
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Early Childhood Education from College of Wooster; Master of Arts in Specialized Reading Instruction DePaul University
 
Hobbies, Interests, and Fun Facts: Running, reading, and baking. I also grew up down the block from AACA!
 
Special certifications or endorsements: Learning and Behavior Specialist

Fr. Steven Bauer

Pastor

Fr. Steven Bauer

Pastor, St. Alphonsus Church

Priest for 20 years, 5 Years at Alphonsus

Hometown: Chicago, IL

College/University Attended: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric

College/University Attended: Mundelein Seminary

Undergraduate Degree: Masters of Divinity in Theology

Hobbies, Interests, and Fun Facts: Fr. Bauer loves Star Wars!

Fr. Jesus Raya

Associate Pastor

Rev. Jesus Raya Custodio

Associate Pastor, St. Alphonsus Church

Ordained as a priest in April 2023, St. Alphonsus is his first assignment 

Hometown: Piñicuaro (Mexico) and Chicago, IL

College/University Attended: University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Teaching of History

College/University Attended: Mundelein Seminary

Undergraduate Degree: Masters of Divinity in Theology

Hobbies, Interests, and Fun Facts: Bilingual (Spanish/English), nickname Fr. Chuy

Directors

Molly DaPisa

Director of Marketing and Communications

Adam DiFilippo

Director of Technology

Madeleine Durkin

Director of Admissions

Becky Manuel

Director of Arts-Integration

Katie Mott

Director of Curriculum

Renee Thomas

Director of Early Childhood & Preschool Lead

Support Staff

Connie Del Toral

Administrative Assistant

Janin Silva

Administrative Assistant

Kim Wallett

Secretary

Bill Wallett

Maintenance

Early Education

Ali Arzeni

Preschool Lead

Sarah Canon

Preschool Lead

Jordan Broleph

Preschool Lead

Hannah Ludwig

Preschool Lead

Fran Fontenetta

Preschool Assistant

Carla Nard

Preschool Assistant

Theresa Rhea

Preschool Assistant

Miriam Santiago

Preschool Assistant

Gaby Sidkey

Preschool Assistant

Elementary

Taylor Bump

Kindergarten Lead

Maureen Moyers

Kindergarten Lead

Caitlyn Cook

Kindergarten Lead

Moni Hesse

Kindergarten Assistant

Susan Moran

Kindergarten Assistant

Lissette Sifuentes

Kindergarten Assistant

Deirdre Freller

First Grade Lead

Erin O’Gorman

First Grade Lead

Nicole Smith

First Grade Assistant

Olivia Tado

First Grade Assistant

Maddie Buhl

Second Grade Lead

Amanda Joseph

Second Grade Lead

Colleen Farrell

Second Grade Assistant

Holly Ragland

Second Grade Assistant

Shari Williams

Second Grade Assistant

Grace Haughey

Third Grade Lead + English/Language Arts  and Social Studies

Kathy Roberts

Third Grade Lead + Math and Science

Virginia Brunner

Fourth Grade Homeroom + English/Language Arts and Social Studies

David Kunkle

Fourth Grade Homeroom + Math and Science

Jeanine Batt

Substitute

Middle School

Halley Brooks

Sixth Homeroom + Social Studies

Susan Tith

Fifth Homeroom + Math

Emily Sikorski

Fifth Homeroom + English/Language Arts

Sixth Homeroom + Science

Natalie Feinberg

Seventh Homeroom + Science

Grace Moore

Seventh Homeroom + Social Studies

Katie Key

Eighth Homeroom + Math

Michele Demivivas

Eighth Homeroom + English/Language Arts

Beth Grady

High School Counselor

Student Support Services

Lori Deighan

Learning Specialist for Grades K-3

Alisa Carroll

Learning Specialist for Grades 4-6

Jenny Hayes

Learning Specialist for Grades 7-8 

Dario Hadzovic

Counselor

Erin Rowell

Counselor

Cody Dupree

Nurse

Specials/Pathways

Sami Dubiel

Library + Media Specialist

Victoria Duque

Middle School Spanish

Cullen Gilberston

Physical Education/ Health for Grades 3-8 + Athletic Director

Laura Gallinari

Music + Band

Mary Riedy

Art Assistant

Brooke Keegan

K-2 Physical Education

Alma Montes de Oca

Elementary School Spanish

Emily Morrell

Visual Art

Elise Pates

Drama

STEM

Paul Grondy

Recess

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