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Mrs. Melanie Petzold, 2nd Grade

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This my 7th year teaching second grade here at St. Francis Borgia School. I’ve taught at Sacred Heart and St. Thecla before coming to SFB. My undergraduate studies were through Benedictine University and I hold a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of St. Francis. I participated in a special program through Dominican University called the Beck Fellowship. It offered Catholic school teachers the opportunity to collaborate and use a variety of technology in the classroom. I have experience teaching Kindergarten, First and Second grade. I am the most humbled when helping my students prepare for their sacraments and grateful for the opportunity to have an impact on our future. God is good! 

I grew up on the South Side of Chicago. I’ve attended Catholic schools and believe in the positive impact they offer students and their families. The first school I ever taught at was the school I attended. My mom, grandparents, and teachers have all been strong role models in my life. They’ve taught me about the important things in life like the value of faith, family, education and perseverance. Every day that I teach I think about what these compassionate and committed people showed me. The best way for me to show them my gratitude is to try to the same with each of my students. I live with my husband and two kids. Their love and support give me purpose and guide me always. My greatest title I have is being called “mom”.  I like going on family adventures, listening to 80’s music and watching feel good movies.  God has greatly blessed us!

 

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Ms. Brenda Rohrabaugh, 1st Grade

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 This is my first year as the first grade teacher at St Francis Borgia.  I have been a teacher for 25 plus years. I have taught all grades ranging from a Science teacher for grades four through eighth grade to first grade.  I have spent the majority of my teaching career in Phoenix, Arizona teaching first grade for 18 years. I grew up in Northbrook, Illinois and recently moved back to the Chicago area to be closer with my family.  I graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor in Science in Elementary Education. I love teaching and could not see myself in any other profession.