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4th-5th Grades   
Deborah Bernau, 4th Grade Teacher
My name is Deborah Bernau, and I am a 4th Grade Teacher at St. Hubert Catholic School.  I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Justice from Lewis University in 1977, and I earned my Elementary Education Certification from the same university in 1992.  After hard work and dedication, I earned my Master of Education in Literacy from Judson University in 2012.  I have 25 years of education experience.  

In 2006, I was a Nominee for a Golden Apple Award, and I was the Lights of Literacy Award Winner from Judson University in 2012.  I was a Featured Speaker at the Judson University Literacy in Motion Conference in June 2013, and I am an Ambassador at Judson University for Literacy Workshop & Conferences.  My current memberships are with the Illinois Reading Council – Fox Valley / Western Suburbs Regions and the International Reading Association.  

I believe, in order to effectively meet the needs of the diverse learners in our classrooms today, we must constantly strive to be learners ourselves.  By furthering my education and continuing to grow professionally, I am learning the best practices in education which I can then apply within my classroom.  My commitment is to bring my students challenging, enriching, and innovative activities as we develop life-long learning skills together.

  Laurie Pierce, 4th Grade Teacher
My name is Laurie Pierce, and I am a 4th Grade teacher.  I earned my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from DePaul University.  I have been teaching for 25 years.  Ten of those years have been at St. Hubert Catholic School.  


I believe every classroom presents a unique community of learners with varied abilities and learning styles.  My role as an educator is to give the students the tools with which to cultivate their own gardens of knowledge so that every child can feel capable and experience success.
  Becky Zimmerman, 5th Grade Teacher
My name is Becky Zimmerman and I am a fifth grade teacher.  I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Education from DePaul University.I have taught 4th grade for 5 years at Ascension School in Oak Park  and 5th and 2nd grades at St. Hubert School before taking time away from teaching to raise my 4 children.  I am very excited to be back at St. Hubert School.I believe all children have unique abilities and are able to learn.  As an educator, I strive to find the best way to teach all the children.  I hope to instill a love of learning and a love of reading in all my students.


  Lauren Kane, 5th Grade Teacher
My name is Lauren Kane, I am a 5th grade teacher.  I have been a teacher at St. Hubert Catholic School for 35 years and going strong!I have a Psch / Ed degree from Barat College in Elementary Educational K-9 and an LD degree for ages 3 – 21 years.I enjoy teaching, and I believe that all children should be given the opportunity to perform at their best.  Children should feel safe, happy and confident in their learning environments.