Our Intermediate Staff
Ms. Paula Settefrati, 5th Grade
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I graduated from Mundelein College (Loyola University) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art and French with minors in Education and Italian. Having relatives in Italy allowed me to study abroad at the Loyola University Rome Center. I have also done graduate course work in Human Resource Management and Development-Training at National College of Education (National-Louis University).
I am a parishioner of St. Francis Borgia Parish and am privileged to also be a teacher at St. Francis Borgia School. I have also taught junior high at St. William School. Before returning to a teaching career at SFB, I worked in the financial and technology fields.
My educational goal is to provide students with positive, challenging opportunities to learn from the world around them. I love sharing my passion of languages and foreign cultures with my students, as I enjoy traveling and experiencing the sights and sounds of different places.
Ms. Hannah Cawley, 4th Grade
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My name is Hannah Cawley and I am a fourth grade teacher at St. Francis Borgia. This is my first year at SFB, and I am very excited to work together with the students and staff.
I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Teaching English as a Second Language from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago.
I have always loved working with children of all ages and abilities. Throughout college I volunteered with two organizations that are very near and dear to my heart -Special Olympics and UPS for DownS. These organizations strive to raise awareness about the abilities of people with intellectual disabilities. I truly enjoy working with and learning from those who have special needs and find it very rewarding.
Ms. Madeline Kruse, 3rd Grade
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Hello, my name is Madeline Kruse and I am the third grade teacher. This is my first year at Saint Francis Borgia, and I absolutely love it! Teaching is my dream job. I love helping children become successful in their learning.
I am a graduate of Carroll College where I earned my Bachelor of Arts in elementary education with a minor in special education. I am originally from Portland, Oregon and I moved to Chicago in 2013. Outside the classroom, I love going on walks, reading, and crafting.