Faculty

INTRODUCING THE FACULTY

Dr. Conor Hill (Headmaster), who earned a Ph.D. in Theology from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, will be teaching Theology.

Ms. Michelle Chandy (Faculty), who earned a B.Sc. from University of Illinois at Chicago and has taught a variety of sciences at public, charter and catholic schools in Chicagoland areas, will teach Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Algebra I.

Mr. Michael Fairman (Faculty), who was previously a teacher and Dean of Students at Kingswood Academy, will be teaching history.

Mrs. Bethany Janeiro (Faculty), who earned an M.A. in English Literature from the University of Dallas and has over ten years of teaching and tutoring experience, will be teaching Renaissance Literature.

Mr. Joseph Linn (Faculty), who is A.B.D. in Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago, will teach a variety of classes including Philosophy, Mathematics, and Latin. He has been teaching at the academy since 2015.

Mr. Patrick Lyon (Faculty), who graduated from the Program of Liberal Studies (i.e., a Great Books Program) at the University of Notre Dame in May 2017, will be teaching Literature, Writing Composition and Latin.

Mr. Phillip Moore (Faculty), who, in addition to working at IBM for thirty years, is also the director of the Illinois chapter of the “Helpers of God’s Precious Infants,” is teaching one section of Astronomy/Geology (Earth Science) and one section of Algebra I. He has also been our Athletic Director and basketball coach since 2016.

Mrs. Janet Podczerwinski (Faculty), who, in addition to working as the Choir Director at Saint James in Sag Bridge, has also been the Co-Choir director and a faculty member in the Musical Theater program at Kingswood Academy. She has been teaching Music and Drama at Chesterton Academy since 2016.

Mrs. Kim Roth (Faculty) has taught Art for many years at her private studio in Naperville. She has been teaching Art at the academy since 2015.

Ms. Sara Selimaj (Substitute), who serves as a mathematics tutor at “Aspire Academics,” will be teaching Geometry and Calculus I.

Mrs. Vanda Varnai-Garcia (Faculty) has over ten years experience as a ballroom dance instructor and she has been teaching dance at the academy since 2016.

INTRODUCING THE STAFF

Mrs. Julie Bowles, Executive Director and Co-Founder

Ms. Maria Zeece, Office Manager

Mrs. Mimi Giles, HR/Payroll Manager and Admissions Advisor

Mrs. Colleen Billing, Events and Volunteer Coordinator