Principal: Mrs. Kelly Rojas

Where I went to college and degrees that I have earned:

I attended Elmhurst College with a double major in Elementary Education and Music Education, and a certificate in piano pedagogy.  I later attended Regent’s College in London, earning a certificate of multicultural and bilingual education studies.  I stayed in London teaching Year Group 5 students (10 and 11 year olds)  in a culturally and linguistically diverse school.

I am an enthusiastic and experienced educator who spent 22 years as a public elementary school teacher, assistant principal, and district-wide new-teacher mentorship facilitator before arriving at St. Ann and “coming home” to the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Why I love teaching:

There is no better career than teaching!  It is not an exaggeration to say that a great teacher can change a student’s life.  Teachers are responsible for more than just academic enrichment; we are some of the most influential role models.  As minds and bodies grow, children require a healthy dose of positive reinforcement to thrive as healthy, happy, well-rounded individuals.  It is important life lessons like this that will help our students succeed well beyond any term paper or standardized test.

What I love to do outside of school:

In my spare time, I enjoy traveling to historic places, gardening, refinishing vintage furniture, concerts, cross country skiing, golfing, playing piano, spending a lazy summer day at the lake, and just enjoying life with my husband, my three kids, and my two dogs.

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