Our Intermediate Staff

SettefratiMs. Paula

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. I studied abroad at the Loyola University Rome Center, which allowed me to visit family in Italy and to travel throughout Europe. I
completed 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 thankful to also be a part of the teaching team at St. Francis Borgia School in grades 5 through 8. I previously taught junior high students 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 places with my students, as I enjoy traveling and experiencing the sights and sounds of different cultures.

 

HaderspeckMiss Kaitlin

Miss Kaitlin Haderspeck, 4th Grade

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I am St. Francis Borgia’s fourth-grade teacher. This is my first year as a teacher, but I had the opportunity to be a student teacher in the St. Francis Borgia middle school science department last spring. Now that I have completed my degree in Elementary Education and Natural Science from Dominican University, I’m happy to be back at this warm, welcoming community. My goal is to provide students with a positive, challenging learning environment where they can develop a strong passion for learning through student-centered learning activities, like engagement with technology and hands-on STEM learning projects. I am so grateful to be a part of the strong community of learners at St. Francis Borgia and look forward to a great year.

 

KruseMs. Madeline

Ms. Madeline Kruse, 3rd Grade

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I am grateful to be working at such a wonderful school teaching third grade. This is my third year as an educator and my second year with the Archdioceses of Chicago. I received my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education from Carroll College. I have a true passion for teaching. I want to assist children on their educational journey, and help them become successful in their learning. I love using technology in the classroom and I enjoy coming up with unique teaching strategies to keep the students interested and willing to learn.

I grew up in Portland Oregon, and I moved to Chicago in 2013. In my spare time I enjoy going on walks, crafting, and spending time with my fiancé Andrew who will become my husband in April of 2018 and my two cats Dexter and Hershel.