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.

Leadership

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Meg Bigane
Principal
mbigane@stgilesschool.org

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."

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Kathy Lofgren
Assistant Principal
klofgren@stgilesschool.org

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.

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Rev. Carl Morello
Pastor
frcarl@stgilesparish.org

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

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Anne Brady
PreK 3

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Kelli LaChance
PreK 4

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Jenny Mueller
PreK 4 Interim Teacher

Primary Unit

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April Ackerman
Kindergarten

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Terry Mamolella
Kindergarten

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Anastasia Smith
1st Grade

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Sandy Tomeczko
1st Grade

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Lisa DeAlba
2nd Grade

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Bonita Magaña
2nd Grade

Intermediate Unit

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Dr. Maria Hawk
3rd Grade

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Mary Johnson
3rd Grade

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Anna Marske
4th Grade

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Marianne Voss
4th Grade / Resource

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Mary Bellmar
5th Grade

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Rosemary Kufta
5th Grade

Middle School Unit

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Jennifer Jawicki
6th Grade

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Kathy Lucas
6th Grade

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Sarai Olmos
7th Grade

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Elaine Reichert
7th Grade / Resource

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Rebecca Burns
8th Grade

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Ariana Jusas
8th Grade

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Terri Palluzzi
8th Grade

Specials

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Caitlan An
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Martha Gonzalez
3rd - 8th Spanish / Kids Klub

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Denise Irizarry
Primary Spanish / Aide

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Tim Kelley
Music

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Jabez Patterson
Technology

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Steven Siwek
Physical Education

Student Support Staff

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Ester Banias
Aide

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Monica Lechowicz
Counselor

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Carol Nelson
Substitute

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Marge Peresin
Aide

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Kathy Ritten
Aide

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Sara Spencer
Athletic Director

Office Staff

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Michele Bibbey
Business Manager

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Jim Callahan
Receptionist

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Yvette Knox
Office Manager

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Kelly Richard
Development