Our Junior High Staff

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Mr. Bill Cherwin, Advanced Math

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I graduated from St. Francis Borgia in 1961. My four sisters, brother, wife, and four children also graduated from Borgia. I graduated from Loyola University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and began teaching here in Sept. of 1970.

I have spent most of my time teaching Middle School age students. I, also, was the Athletic Director for 38 years and coached various teams. I currently teach 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade math classes.

I have been a parishioner since 1954 and am currently a Lector and Eucharistic Minister for SFB.


Mrs. Kelly Love, 8th Grade

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My name is Mrs. Kelly Love and I am the new 8th grade homeroom teacher here at St. Francis Borgia School.  During the 2016-2017 year, I will be teaching 5-8 social studies, 5th reading/vocabulary, and 8th grade religion.  I am excited to be working at such a wonderful school and look forward to an excellent year!

This marks my fifth year as an educator and third year with the Archdiocese.  I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast communications from Northern Illinois University as well as a Master of Arts in Elementary Education from Northeastern Illinois University.  I have a true passion for teaching at the junior high level and make it my mission to help my students reach their fullest potential throughout the year.

In my free time I enjoy reading and writing,  rooting for my beloved Chicago White Sox, and spending time with my husband and our four-legged fur kids, Rizzo and Fozzie.




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Mrs. Chris Gallagher, 7th Grade

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This is my twenty-ninth year at St. Francis Borgia.  I have taught twenty years in 5th grade, and this is my ninth year as the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Language Arts teacher.
I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education with concentrations in Psychology and Corrective Reading, from Concordia University in River Forest, Illinois.
My husband Brian and I were married twenty years ago, here at St. Francis Borgia Church by Fr. Dan Mayall.  Brian has worked for the Cook County Sheriff’s Department for 25 years.  We both are avid Sports Fans and love to watch football, hockey, basketball, or baseball at any given moment.
Teaching is a rewarding profession.  I am privileged to be a part of the St. Francis Borgia school community.   


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Susan Testa, 6th Grade

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I joined the staff of St. Francis Borgia School in 2005 as the 6th grade Religion, English, and Geography teacher. Currently, I teach 6th grade Religion, 8th grade Pre-Algebra, and 5th – 8th grade Science. I am so grateful to be able to serve at such a wonderful school and parish!

I received my Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education in 1989 from DePaul University. While attending DePaul, I did volunteer work with young mothers and their children. I worked for a while in the banking industry, and was given an opportunity to participate in Junior Achievement and teach consumer education classes to various schools in the nearby suburbs.

In addition to my responsibilities as a teacher, I am very active in the parish and with extra-curricular clubs at school. I serve the church as a Eucharistic Minister and have also been part of serving in the To Teach Who Christ is Campaign. St. Francis Borgia has several clubs offered to the students. Along with Ms. Laura Gryfinski, I am a co-moderator for the Junior Beta Club, Drama Club, & facilitator for the 8th Grade play. I also moderate the Forensics Club, which is new this year! In my spare time, I enjoy doing Zumba, watching movies, and spending time with my family. Time with the family is so very important!

I have three amazing children, all of which are St. Francis Borgia alum! My oldest is a junior in college, and my younger son is a freshman in college. My daughter graduated from 8th grade at S.F.B in 2014. It has been a blessing and a wonderful opportunity to experience St. Francis Borgia School as a parent and a teacher!