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Deborah Ripoli, Kindergarten
My name is Deborah Ripoli, and I am Kindergarten teacher.  I earned my Bachelor of Arts from National Louis University.  I have 30 years of teaching experience and earned senior teacher status.

I have received Disney Teacher Nominations, and I belong to  Who’s Who Among Teachers . I am a member of the National Catholic Educational Association, and I am a member of ASCD.

Children are not only our future but our motivation to learn more.  I believe the following quote is accurate for teaching: “I See…I Forget, I Hear…I Remember, I Do… I Understand.”  Teaching children is an adventure that requires us to continue to learn and to stretch our brains on how to reach every child every day.
    

                       
 


Karen Siggeman, All Day Preschool Long Term Teacher In Class Sub  I am so blessed to be back as part of the Early Childhood Team as Mrs. Tutak’s Long Term In Class Sub. I earned my Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Roosevelt University and I come to St. Hubert’s with many years of classroom full time teaching experience; preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 3rd grade. I believe every child can learn and each develops in their own time. I strive to create a classroom community that fosters the growth of each child educationally, their social emotional well being, and spiritually. I really enjoy being here as part of the St. Hubert Family.
   
Debra Tutak, All Day Preschool
My name is Debra Tutak, and I am an All Day Preschool teacher.  I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Education with a concentration in Reading from the University of Illinois.  I also hold a K-9 Certification.  I have 37 years of teaching experience.

I self-published a children's book – “When Mom Had Cancer”.  I obtained a diploma / college credit from The Institute of Children's Literature, and I am a member of the International Reading Association, Illinois Reading Council, and Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

I believe that children are our future.  I believe each and every child has the potential to bring something unique and special to the world.  My role as a teacher is to give children the tools with which to cultivate their own gardens of knowledge.  To accomplish this goal, I will teach to the needs of each child so that all learners can feel capable and successful.  My classroom will be a caring, safe, and equitable environment where each child can blossom and grow.


 


Mary Lou Patrick, Half Day Preschool
Hi, my name is Marylou Patrick. I am the half day preschool teacher.  I graduated from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with endorsements in Language Arts and Social Science.  I taught Prekindergarten and Kindergarten for 8+ years. I live in Hanover Park with my husband, Todd and son, Emmett (who is currently attending St. Hubert School). We have a rescue beagle, Peanut and a handful of goldfish. I love to travel, read, and garden in my free time. I am looking forward to a fun-filled year of learning with the preschoolers. I believe that preschool is an essential part of a child’s education. It provides the child with a solid foundation to build upon through the years of learning.  I believe that students learn through play. I love to see the students engaging with each other as they explore new activities each day.
 
  Gail Lane, Teacher Aide
 
Deb Scott, Teacher Aide