The teachers and staff at St. Cyprian School strive daily to provide students with a nurturing environment where they can develop to their fullest potential. Our teachers set high academic standards for our students. Thus, the education our students receive prepares them to surpass the current academic norm. To us, our students’ whole development is our first priority. Consequently, as our world continues to change, our children will be able to confront the many challenges they will face.
Mrs. Margie Marshall, PRINCIPAL
This is Mrs. Marshall‘s fourth year at St. Cyprian. She holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame, a Masters of Elementary Education from Loyola University Chicago, and a Masters of Educational Leadership from DePaul University. She has a General Administrative Endorsement from the Illinois State Board of Education. Prior to joining the St. Cyprian community, Mrs. Marshall worked as an assistant principal and teacher within the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Mrs. Diane Kmiecik, ASST. PRINCIPAL/TEACHER: Grade 8 and 6th-8th Grade Social Studies
Mrs. Kmiecik has an Associate of Arts degree from Trition College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Northeastern Illinois University. She has been a teacher at St. Cyprian School for 19 years. Mrs. Kmiecik is the coordinator for the Student Leadership Team and works with the St. Cyprian Outreach Program.
Mr. Mark Guerrero: TEACHER: Preschool
Mr. Guerrero is a graduate of Loyola University with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. He received his teaching certificate and Special Education approval from Kendall College and is currently pursuing his Masters Degree at Olivet Nazarene. This is his first year at St. Cyprian after spending 5 years in Woodland (Gurnee) school district.
Mr. Guerrero’s Classroom Blog
Miss Sharon Albert: TEACHER: Kindergarten
Miss Albert has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Loyola University. She has over 30 years of teaching experience and has worked at St. Cyprian School for over 25 years.
Mrs. Jan Burzynski, AIDE: Prekindergarten P.M. Teacher & Kindergarten Aide
Mrs. Burzynski has a diploma in Education from the Catholic University in Sydney, Australia. She has worked at St. Cyprian School for 20 years. She assists in the kindergarten room in the morning and teaches the prekindergarten students in the afternoon. Mrs. Burzynski has two children who attended St. Cyprian School.
Ms. Mickey Nolan, TEACHER: Grade 1
Ms. Nolan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the College of St. Benedict in Minnesota, and a Masters in Education from National Louis University. She also has a Learning Specialist endorsement. This is her first year at St. Cyprian, but Ms. Nolan has over 25 years of experience as a teacher. She is very happy to be at St. Cyprian teaching an amazing group of first grade students.
Miss Rebecca Rehor, TEACHER: Grade 2
Miss Rehor graduated from Triton College with a Liberal Arts degree. She then attended Loyola University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. She has been a teacher at St. Cyprian School for 17 years.
Mrs. Sarah Ptacek, TEACHER: Grade 3 & 3rd-5th grade English/Language Arts
Mrs. Ptacek has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Benedictine University and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction for Education with an English Language Learning endorsement from National Louis University. She has been a teacher at St. Cyprian School for 11 years.
Mrs. Cynthia Tartaglia, TEACHER: Grade 4 & 3rd-5th grade Math
Mrs. Tartaglia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Elementary Education and Speech Pathology from the College of St. Francis. She also studied Special Education at Northern Illinois University. She has taught at St. Cyprian School for 18 years and has been a parishioner at St. Cyprian Church for almost 30 years.
Ms. Lisa Zavacki, TEACHER: Grade 5 & 3rd-5th grade Reading
Ms. Zavacki is a graduate of DePaul University in Chicago. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. She is also endorsed to teach social sciences at the middle school level. This is her first year working at St. Cyprian School. She is excited to continue the school year and work together with all the students, staff, and families in our community.
Ms. Emma Russell, TEACHER: Grade 6 & 6th-8th grade Science
Ms. Russell recently graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Earth Science. She is also endorsed to teach general science, physical science, language arts, and social studies at the middle school level. This is her first year working at St. Cyprian school and she is very excited to work together with all the students, staff, and families within the St. Cyprian community.
Miss Carmen Grango, TEACHER: Grade 7 and 6th-8th Grade Math
Miss Grango is a graduate of DePaul University with a Bachelor of Science degree. She is also a graduate of St. Louis University’s graduate school and has a certificate of Religious Formation. She has worked for the Archdiocese of Chicago for over 25 years and has taught at St. Cyprian School for 16 years.
Mrs. Jean McElhattan, LIBRARIAN
Mrs. McElhattan studied Art History at Northern Illinois University. She has a Paraprofessional certificate from the Illinois State Board of Education, and has worked at St. Cyprian School for 19 years. Mrs. McElhattan has three children who attended St. Cyprian School.
Mrs. Maggie Ewig, Front Office and Marketing Coordinator
Mrs. Ewig graduated from Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and a Minor in Anthropology. This will be her second year working at St. Cyprian. She enjoys working with the incredible staff and students, and also instructs the Dance Club at St. Cyprian School. She loves being a part of the St. Cyprian Family.
Ms. Meghan McNulty, Extended Day Coordinator
Ms. McNulty is a recent graduate from George Williams College of Aurora University. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Recreation and Leadership Management. She is currently taking courses at Aurora University to receive a Masters of Business Administration concentrated in Leadership. This will be her first year working at St. Cyprian School. She looks forward to being a part of the St. Cyprian community!