Staff

 

Mrs. Amy Siegmann: Asst. Principal / 1st Grade           asiegmann@scbk8.org

Starting as the Preschool teacher in 2001 and moving up to be the First Grade teacher in 2012 at SCB, Mrs. Siegmann is also our Assistant Principal. Mrs. Siegmann earned her B.S. degree from Northern Illinois University and continued her education at National Louis University. Mrs. Siegmann’s strong Catholic background, as well as her own Catholic education, provide an excellent basis for her faith-filled educational journey with our students.

“I feel that God has truly blessed me in my life, and it is both an honor and privilege to share His glory with the students at SCB as we blend our educational and Catholic values into a rich mix of learning opportunities.”


Mrs. Vicki Gray: Secretary           scbschool@scbk8.org

Mrs. Gray joined our SCB family in 1997 when she married an alum of SCB. In 2004, with the enrollment of her oldest child into the Little Saints preschool, she began volunteering in the school whenever possible. She was able to volunteer more as all three of her children began to attend. She became the school secetary in 2015.

She says "I look around and I am thankful every day for the opportunities that God has given me and my family. I am in awe of the works done here at our school and I am thrilled to be a part of it."

    

 

 

Mrs. Suzy Mitchinson: Preschool Lead Teacher           smitchinson@scbk8.org 

 

 

 Mrs. Mitchinson joined the staff at Saint Charles Borromeo in 2013. She received her degree in Elementary Education with a specialization in Reading from The University of Iowa. Mrs. Mitchinson taught Kindergarten and Third Grade in Crystal Lake School District #47 for 9 years before having children. She decided to take a break from her teaching career to focus on raising her two boys, Nick and Matthew. She lives in Elburn with her husband, Mike, 2 boys, and dog named Hawkeye! She was thrilled to join the staff at SCB part-time as an Instructional Aide and has really enjoyed her various positions assisting in the Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary grades. Mrs. Mitchinson is thrilled with the opportunity to teach the 4 year old preschool class this year and co-teach the 3 year old preschool class with Mrs. Jones!
"Saint Charles Borromeo is such a special place to work! I love that God is at the center of education here at SCB. I believe that having a strong faithful upbringing mixed with a great education is the key to a successful career as a student. The faculty, students, and families here at SCB make it a family in which I am thrilled to be a part of! I am thankful everyday for the opportunity that God provided me when he brought me to SCB."

    

 

 

Mrs. Amanda Jones: Preschool Teacher           ajones@scbk8.org

 

 

 Mrs. Jones as been apart of the SCB school from a very young age. She herself attended St. Charles Borromeo through 8th grade. Her father is also an alumnus of SCB. This school and parish are a large part of her and her family's lives.

Mrs. Jones graduated from Western Illinois University with an Elementary Education degree in 2010.

Before becoming the preschool teacher Mrs. Jones was the P.E. Teacher and coached both volleyball and basketball. She is still involved in the athletics program, as she is the school's Athletic Director.

"I'm so happy to be giving back to the school and community that has helped form my strong Catholic foundation. It's a privilege to work at St. Charles Borromeo creating the beginning foundations of my preschoolers' relationship with God."

   

 

Mrs. Maureen Gannon: Kindergarten           mgannon@scbk8.org

 

 

 Mrs. Gannon completed her bachelor's degree at Illinois College. After several years in the business world, she found her way back into college and obtained her master's degree in education. Mrs. Gannon student taught at SCB and knew it was the place she wanted to be. In the fall of 2011, Mrs. Gannon became the kindergarten teacher here, which she considers a "wonderful privilege". She continues to lead a Daisy Scout troop, coach soccer, and coach tee-ball in her "free" time. Mrs. Gannon also serves as an executive board member for Kaneland Youth Soccer Organization.

"My faith has carried me throughout my life and I feel it is my duty to pass that faith along. Jesus taught us to spread the Good Word and in a Catholic school that happens daily. Living the Faith and teaching it is such a blessing!"

     

 

Mrs. Rose Guarino: 2nd Grade           rguarino@scbk8.org 

 

 

Mrs. Guarino completed her bachelor’s degree at Northern Illinois University in Psychology. After her Master’s program and children, she decided teaching was her true calling and attended Roosevelt University to obtain her teaching certificate. Mrs. Guarino has been a SCB volunteer in the past when her children attended the school and is excited to be back where she feels at home. Mrs. Guarino lives in Huntley with her husband, two children, and two cats.

 "I believe that a Catholic education prepares our children for the future.  We teach them to set goals that not only serve themselves but also benefit the greater good of our community and society. "


Mrs. Amy Zilch: 3rd Grade           azilch@scbk8.org

Mrs. Amy Zilch joined our staff as our third grade teacher in 2010. Previously, Mrs. Zilch had been an SCB volunteer in many areas including coaching girl's basketball and volleyball and a frequent substitute for all grades. She holds a Bachelor's of Business Administration Degree from St. Norbert College and she earned her Master's Degree in Elementary Education from National Louis University in 2009 after deciding that teaching was something she loved to do. Mrs. Zilch and her husband have three daughters who are all graduates of SCB.

"I believe that our school has given my own children a wonderfully strong foundation academically and spiritually. Additionally, SCB helped them to build confidence in themselves by providing a nurturing environment with many opportunities to begin to spreading their wings."

 

 

 Mrs. Jessica Mina: 4th Grade           jmina@scbk8.org

 

 Mrs. Mina has been associated with St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School since 2000. She has been a teacher, a substitute teacher, an instructional aide, a volunteer, and a parent. She holds Bachelors in Education degree from Northern Illinois University with concentration in Language Arts and Social-Studies.

Mrs. Mina states, “Catholic education is important to me because it has become a very vital part of my everyday life. The students at St. Charles Borromeo are so faith-filled and special, they inspire me every day to do my very best.”

   

 

Mrs. Tori Ryndak: 5th Grade Homeroom/Middle School Lit and Language Arts            tryndak@scbk8.org

 

Mrs. Ryndak has helped greatly at SCB School even before being hired as a full-time instructor in 2008. She previously has coached both volleyball and basketball, and has served as a substitute teacher before being appointed 5th Grade Homeroom teacher and middle school Literature and Language Arts instructor. She earned her elementary education degree at Western Illinois University, and completed student teaching in neighboring U-46, in addition to serving as a full-time teacher's aide. She and her family are SCB parishioners.
"Catholic education is important to me because it allows the students to learn about their religion daily and apply the Catholic values to the information they are learning about in class. They are able to make those important connections that will help them better understand their own lives. They are also able to understand the importance of having God in their lives through their Catholic education."

   

 

 

 

Mr. Martin Daly:7th Grade Homeroom/Middle School Mathematics           mdaly@scbk8.org

 

Mr. Daly joined St. Charles Borromeo School in the Fall of 2018 as a first-time teacher. He has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from North Park University. He completed his student teaching in the Crystal Lake School District. 

Prior to joining the teaching profession, Mr. Daly spent 25 years as an Air Traffic Controller in Aurora, Rockford, and Madison. He and his wife have two daughters, one teaches High School Chemistry in the Boston area and the other is studying Physical Therapy at St. Louis University.   He is looking forward to all the adventures of a second career. 

 

 


Mr. Joseph Hahn: 8th Grade Confirmation           jhahn@scbparish.org

 

 

Joining our staff in 2008, Mr. Hahn is an Alum of SCB, born and raised in Hampshire, having attended SCB School in grades 1-8. Our middle school Religion teacher completed both his undergraduate and graduate studies at Franciscan University of Steubenville, earning a B.A. in History and an M.A. in Theology and Christian Ministry. He has previously taught at Newman Catholic Central High School and is also presently our SCB Parish RCIA Director. He and his family are SCB parishioners.
Mr. Hahn feels that "Catholic Education is important because as Christian teachers our main responsibility is to give what we have been given, as Jesus has given what he has been given. Whatever these students go on to do for the rest of their lives they will be called to give what they have received. To give is to imitate Jesus, to imitate Jesus is to fulfill our potential as human beings."

 

 

 Mrs. Mary Hill: 8th Grade Homeroom/Middle School Science            mhill@scbk8.org

 

 Mrs. Hill and her husband are members of St. Charles Borromeo Parish and became a part of our SCB school family in 2007 when they enrolled their daughter, Sarah in 3 year old preschool. After volunteering and filling in as substitute teacher, she became the Physical Education and eighth grade Earth Science teacher in 2013. In the Fall of 2015 she was excited to become the middle school science teacher for grades 5, 6, 7, and 8.

Mrs. Hill received her bachelor of Science degree from University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point in Biology and Environmental Education. Returning to her hometown of Elgin, she worked for 8 years at the Elgin Public Museum of Natural History, planning and leading programs for ages 3 to adults. After designing and teaching environmental and science programs to home-schooled students, she fell in love with the formal side of education and completed a Masters of Arts in Teaching from National Louis University with a certification in elementary education and endorsements in middle school, science and social sciences. She then taught 7th and 8th grade science at Eastview Middle School in Bartlett, IL as well as coached girls volleyball and basketball.

“I was so blessed to stay home when Sarah was little. Now I feel so fortunate to be welcomed into the staff family of SCB where I get to share my enthusiasm for science and help students see the patterns God has revealed to us!”

 

Mrs. Tina Mielnikowski: Computer Technology            tmielnikowski@scbk8.org

Mrs. M has been here at Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic School since 2004, with previous experience of six years each at both Saint Thomas More in Elgin and Saint Catherine of Siena in Dundee. Having worked with all age levels in K-8 education in areas of computer technology as well as in the library, Mrs. Mielnikowski earned her Bachelors degree from Judson College locally, and fully subscribes to the philosophy that "Learning can be fun!"
"Embracing one's spirituality is fundamental in growing into a healthy adult," states Mrs. M, and she continually demonstrates a caring relationship with our students as she helps facilitate this growth while working in tandem with the classroom teachers.

   

 

Mrs. Denise Bielejeski: Teaching Assistant            dbielejeski@scbk8.org

 

 Denise Bielejeski (Mrs. B) joined our staff in October of 2012. She is one of our Instructional Assistants and also an After School Care Supervisor.

She has been part of the SCB school and parish family since 1996 when she moved with her family to Hampshire. Both of her children graduated from SCB and she was an active parent volunteer during their time at the school.

Denise is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant and has worked at several elementary schools as well as with special education programs.

"My Catholic faith has always been an important part of my life. I love working at SCB because we get to pray with the children and share our faith. It is a joy to be able to work with the students and the great staff here at SCB. Jesus is truly present here."