BA in Elementary and Special Education from Northeastern Illinois University
M.Ed in Reading from Loyola University
C.A.S. in Administration from National Louis University
Certifications in General Education K-9, Special Education K-12 - Learning Disabilities EMH, Reading, and Administration
17 years in public and private schools as a special education teacher, Junior High Reading and Language Arts teacher, and Reading Specialist.
30+ years in public and private schools, including serving as a curriculum coordinator, director of curriculum, instruction and assessment, and principal.
Served in the Archdiocese of Chicago for 17 years.
A parishioner at the Church of St. Mary's for over thirty years, currently serving as a lector and member of the adult choir. Her two adult sons are alumni of SOSM, and she previously served as a resource teacher at SOSM.
Mrs. Mandy Castle, Admissions Director & Assistant to the Principal
Bachelor of the Arts in Legal Studies and Sociology with a certificate in Criminal Justice - University of Wisconsin, Madison
Has served as a substitute teacher at St. Mary’s, and her three children are current students.
Formerly, she was a certified senior law enforcement analyst with over nine years of experience in the areas of law enforcement, prosecution, and public relations. She has been cross-trained in criminal intelligence and investigative analysis and served in various roles, including Program and Planning Manager with the VA State Police.
Has coached girls’ softball, track and field, and cross country
Master of Arts in Teaching from National-Louis University
Certificate of Advanced Study Concentration - Administration & Supervision also from National-Louis University
Certificates in Illinois State Teaching Certification: Special K-12 Teaching Language Arts, 09-High School, 10-Special K-12 Language Arts, 03- Elementary, K-9 teaching, 6-12 Teaching, Type 75-Administrative K-12, and Gen Administrative.
39 years of teaching art, Telecom (now New Media), and serving on the administrative team as a multi-departmental administrator and personnel director, as well as coaching and faculty advisor to various clubs.
A lifelong member of the Church of St. Mary. I was Baptized, received First Holy Communion, Confirmation, and was Married in our church.
She has served in many volunteer positions at the Church. Most recently, as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion.
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Theatre from the University of Texas at El Paso Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education from the University of Texas at El Paso 18 years of teaching experience