Mr. Alex Holmberg
Now in his twelfth year of teaching Friars, Mr. Alex Holmberg is a Fenwick alumnus (Class of '05), Social Studies Department Chair and the school’s Activities Director.
READ ALEX'S STORY HERE
Ms. Theresa Steinmeyer
Alumna Theresa Steinmeyer ’12, now English Dept. Chair, is in her fourth year of teaching at Fenwick. She also moderates The Wick student newspaper as well as the Write Place — and helps first-year students to assimilate!
READ THERESA'S STORY HERE
Mr. Caleb Faille
Theater Teacher & Choral Director Mr. Caleb Faille is set to begin his third, full-time school year at Fenwick.
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Mrs. Grace David
Learning Resource Coordinator and alumna Mrs. Grace (Lilek) David ’08 is entering her sixth school year as a Fenwick educator.
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Fr. Matthew Strabala, O.P.
Father Matt Strabala, O.P. has taught theology to seniors and freshmen during his first four years at Fenwick.
READ FR. MATT'S STORY HERE
Ms. Marissa Porter, PhD.
Latin and Spanish Teacher Ms. Marissa Porter, PhD. wraps up her 15th school year at Fenwick next month.
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Mr. Gerard Sullivan
English Teacher and Tennis Coach Mr. Gerard Sullivan has been teaching the students of Fenwick for 36 school years.
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Mrs. Eleanor (Comiskey) Cain
An alumna from the Class of 2006, Mrs. Cain serves as an Assistant Principal and Math Teacher.
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Mr. Kyle Perry
An alumnus from the Class of 2001, Mr. Perry teaches English and is the head coach for Fenwick's boys' water polo team.
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Ms. Emily Anderson
Get to know College Counselor and 17-year Fenwick veteran Ms. Emily Anderson, who also teaches health to Friars’ students and previously served as a Class Counselor.
READ EMILY'S STORY HERE
Mr. Arthur Wieckiewicz
In his fourth year at Fenwick, this Social Studies Teacher and Cicero, IL native also is a Friars' alumnus!
READ ARTHUR'S STORY HERE
Mrs. Laura Gallinari
English Teacher Laura (Dixon) Gallinari, in her 10th year at Fenwick, is a published poet who dressed down for Spirit Week.
READ LAURA'S STORY HERE
Mr. Marcus McKinley
Science Department Chair Marcus McKinley, in his 36th year at Fenwick, often can be seen driving a yellow school bus.
READ MARCUS' STORY HERE
Ms. Shawna Hennessey
Italian Teacher Ms. Shawna Hennessey begins her 14th year at Fenwick.
READ SHAWNA'S STORY HERE.
Mr. Raymond Kotty '85
Math Teacher Mr. Ray Kotty begins his 28th year teaching Fenwick students.
READ RAY'S STORY HERE.
Mrs. Toni Dactilidis
Math Teacher Mrs. Toni Dactilidis recently completed her 12th year at Fenwick.
READ TONI'S STORY HERE.
Mr. Matt Barabasz
Math Teacher and Coach Matt Barabasz will begin his fourth school year at Fenwick in August.
Read matt's story here
Mr. Brian Jerger
Even from home, 3rd-year Fenwick Social Studies Teacher Brian Jerger loves Western Civilization - and working with freshmen!
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Ms. Katherine "Kate" Whitman '01
English Teacher and alumna Katherine "Kate" Whitman '01 also coaches boys' volleyball at Fenwick.
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Mr. Timothy Menich
Midway through his fourth year at Fenwick, Woodridge, IL native Mr. Timothy Menich enjoys teaching biology and anatomy/physiology.
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Mr. Ray Moland ’96
Dean of Students Ray Moland '96 (Bellwood) played football on a semi-final team, wrestled and threw shot put in high school. He also was in Math Club.
Mrs. Lauren (Davis) Trifilio '97
A Brit. Lit. aficionado, English Teacher Lauren (Davis) Trifilio ’97 returned to Fenwick three years ago.
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Dr. Jennifer Riggs
New Fenwick Science Teacher Jennifer Riggs, M.D. no longer practices pediatric medicine, but she still works with children.
Read Jennifer's Story Here
Mr. Michael Trankina
Science Teacher Michael Trankina is in his fifth year of teaching at Fenwick.
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Mrs. Shana Wang
English Teacher Shana Wang, in her 23rd year of teaching and her third at Fenwick, greets each student (by name) as she and he enters her classroom.
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Brother Joseph Trout, O.P.
Beginning his fifth year at Fenwick, Br. Trout offers hope to students in his Moral Theology classes.
Ms. Elizabeth Timmons '04
Getting to know Science Instructor and alumna Elizabeth Perry Timmons '04, who is entering her ninth year of teaching at Fenwick.
Mr. John Paulett
Renaissance Man: Clevelander, Golden Apple winner and Fenwick Theology/Film Teacher for the past 12 years, Mr. John Paulett also is a writer, musician and theater aficionado.
Ms. Alison Strom
German Teacher Ms. Alison Strom is wrapping up her eighth academic year at Fenwick.
Mr. Tom Draski
Science Teacher Tom Draski is retiring in June. The biology fanatic, tennis coach and longtime Catholic Leaguer has spent the last 21 years of his career in education at Fenwick
Read Tom's Story Here
Assistant Principal Ms. Laura Pendleton
"I’m fortunate that, at Fenwick, the administrators still get to teach a class," says Assistant Principal Ms. Pendleton, who also is the Orchestra Director
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Ms. Diane Sabbia
Math Teacher Diane Sabbia, who joined Fenwick in the 2017-18 school year, is passionate about geometry!
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Dr. Jerry Lordan
"Doc" Lordan has taught social studies, theology and served as a faculty mentor during his 28 years at Fenwick. This year marks Jerry's 51st as a professional educator.
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Ms. Mary Visteen
Mary Visteen has migrated from Fenwick’s English Department to the Counseling Department in Student Services.
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Mr. Steve Sulak
Get to know history buff, baseball coach, Western Springs native and Social Studies Teacher Steve Sulak.
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Ms. Amy Christophell '06
Meet Biology Teacher/WYSE Coach and Swimming Alumna Amy Christophell '06.
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Mrs. Geralyn Magrady
Before coming to Fenwick in 2015, English Teacher Ms. Magrady taught for mentor Dr. Lordan in Forest Park 28 years ago!
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Mr. Dan Wnek
Getting to know Science/Biology Teacher Dan Wnek. The father of three young daughters came to Fenwick seven years ago from St. Patrick High School in Chicago.
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Mrs. Kim Kotty
Kimberly Kotty is finishing up her 14th year of teaching English at Fenwick.
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Mr. Roger Finell '59
Wrapping up his 55th year of teaching at Fenwick (with four more as a student!), Roger Finnell '59 is Mathematics Department Chair and a true Friars' treasure.
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Mrs. Denise Megall
Spanish Teacher Mrs. Denise Megall is celebrating her 25th year at Fenwick in 2017-18.
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Mr. Patrick Mulcahy
Mr. Pat Mulcahy has been teaching and coaching (and driving a bus!) at Fenwick for the past 22 school years.
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Ms. Rizelle Capito
Band Instructor Mrs. Rizelle Capito, Chairperson of the Expressive Arts Department, is in her ninth year...
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Mr. Alan Howell
Alan Howell, the Chairman of the Foreign Language Department, is in his 34th year of teaching at Fenwick.
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Mrs. Brigid Esposito
Mrs. Esposito is in her 14th year of teaching science at Fenwick....
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Mr. John Schoeph '95
Meet English Department Chair, French Teacher, Fall Play Director and Alumnus John Schoeph '95....
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Mrs. Samantha Carraher '96
Alumna Ms. Samantha Carraher '96 is in her 18th year teaching Spanish at Fenwick....
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Mr. Andy Arellano
Speech Teacher Andy Arellano enters his 46th year of teaching students at Fenwick....
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Mrs. Maria Nowicki
Ms. Maria Nowicki is in her 10th year of teaching math at Fenwick....
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Mr. Rick O'Connor
English Teacher Rick O'Connor brings his broadcasting expertise to Fenwick's students....
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Mrs. Jennifer Ori '06
English Teacher and alumnae Jennifer Ori '06 is the subject of our monthly series focusing on Fenwick's...
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Mr. Kevin Roche '05
Math Teacher Kevin Roche is the subject of our monthly series focusing on Fenwick's fabulous, award-winning...
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Ms. Mary Marcotte
Mary Marcotte is the subject of our monthly series focusing on Fenwick's fabulous, award-winning, faculty...
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Mr. David Kleinhans
David Kleinhans is the subject of our monthly series focusing on Fenwick's fabulous, award-winning, faculty....
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Ms. Mary Beth Logas
Mary Beth Logas is the subject of our new monthly series focusing on Fenwick's fabulous, award-winning,...
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