Who We Are

Faculty & Staff

We’re proud that a majority of our teaching staff have graduate degrees or advanced accreditations. St. Giles School leadership brings more than 50 years of combined experience as Catholic educators and administrators throughout the Archdiocese of Chicago.


Miss Meg Bigane

Principal Meg Bigane boasts more than 25 years as a Catholic school educator. As a former high school principal and assistant principal, Miss Bigane understands how critical the building blocks of a strong elementary education are to ensuring lifelong success. In 2020, Miss Bigane received the Archdiocesan Magis Award for being "a leader among leaders."

Ms. Kathy Lofgren
Assistant Principal

Kathy Lofgren began her career at St. Giles in 2001, serving first as a substitute and then as a middle school teacher before taking on her current role on the administrative team. She is our Kids Klub director and finds getting to know our students and their families as extremely rewarding. Mrs. Lofgren sent her children to St. Giles School and is proud of her newest title: SGS Grandparent.

Rev. Carl Morello

Father Carl Morello has been pastor at St. Giles for ten years. He was born in River Forest, baptized at St. Luke, and moved with his family to Forest Park where he attended St. Bernardine School and Parish. Fun fact: Fr. Carl celebrated his first Mass at St. Bernardine's! In addition to his role as Pastor at St. Giles, he serves as Administrator at Ascension Parish.

Early Childhood

Mrs. Anne Brady
PreK 3 Teacher

Mrs. Kelli LaChance
PreK 4 Teacher

Ms. Jessica Martinez
PreK 4 Teacher

Mrs. Denise Irizarry

Ms. Marge Peresin
Preschool Aide

Ms. Denise Rebollo

Mrs. Stacy Senechalle
PreK Aide

Primary Unit

Miss Kim Wilcer

Mrs. Heather Elwart

Ms. Sandy Tomeczko
1st Grade

Ms. Ivelisse Castillo
1st Grade

Mrs. Kathleen Brooks
2nd Grade

Ms. Miranda Jackson
2nd Grade

Mrs. Ester Banias

Mrs. Kathy Ritten

Intermediate Unit

Dr. Maria Hawk
3rd Grade

Mrs. Mary Johnson
3rd Grade

Mrs. Cecelia Jones
4th Grade

Miss Marianne Voss
4th Grade/Resource

Mrs. Mary Bellmar
5th Grade

Mrs. Rosemary Kufta
5th Grade

Middle School Unit

Mr. David Baker
6th Grade

Mrs. Ruth Rowe/Mrs. Jennifer Jawicki
6th Grade

Mrs. Kathy Loftren
Middle School Science Teacher

Miss Nicole Krumm
7th Grade

Mrs. Rebecca Kent
8th Grade

Mr. Tyler Pondel
8th Grade

Mrs. Kathy Lucas
Math Resource


Ms. Suzanne Cronacher

Ms. Colleen Mahal

Mrs. Martha Gonzalez
1st - 8th Spanish / Kids Klub

Mrs. Pam Wynne

Ms. Therese Kroeker
Technology & Library

Mr. Steven Siwek
Physical Education

Student Support Staff

Mr. Sean Clancy
Athletic Director

Ms. Ella Houston
Lunch Supervisor

Mrs. Lee D’Alessandro
Lunch Supervisor/Kids Klub

Mrs. Karen Giannoble
Lunch Supervisor/Kids Klub

Ms. Judy Niezgoda
Lunch Supervisor/Kids Klub

Office Staff

Mrs. Heather Kroll
Office Manager

Mrs. Michele Bibbey
Executive Director

Mrs. Carol Nelson