Kindergarten - 4th Grade

Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Karen Roth

kroth5@stjoseschool.com

Biography

Mrs. Roth holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Elmhurst College and is certified to teach K-9th grade. She has been teaching for a total of twenty-eight years. Mrs. Roth has spent the last seventeen years teaching at St. Joseph School where she currently teaches Kindergarten.

Favorite Bible Quote

“I walk by faith even when I cannot see.” 2 Corinthians 5:7

Personal Quote

I teach at St. Joseph School because I feel that I am a part of a special family which includes the students, parents, and staff. I love that Jesus is such an important part of each and every day in Kindergarten. I am always amazed when my students say, “This is God’s goodness and beauty!” when I am reading a story or showing them a picture from a lesson I am teaching. Growing in God’s goodness and beauty is a wonderful way to learn and live! 

1st Grade Teacher

Mrs. Jacqueline Lehnertz

jlehnertz@stjoeschool.com

Biography

Mrs. Lehnertz has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Northern Illinois University and a Professional Educator License from Lewis University. This is her first year teaching 1st grade at St. Joseph School.

Favorite Bible Quote

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

Personal Quote

This is my second year teaching at St. Joseph School, and I am grateful to be part of such a supportive community. I am both a teacher and a parent at the school, and there is something so special about sitting at Mass every week knowing that my children and I get to be part of something bigger than a school. We are a part of the St. Joseph Family.  This is a family that believes in helping people become the best versions of themselves, and I am constantly inspired by the examples of God's goodness that I see every day at SJS. I am glad that St. Joseph School is a part of God’s plans for me.

2nd Grade Teacher

Mrs. Lisa Phad

lphad@stjoeschool.com

Biography

Mrs. Phad holds a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Northern Illinois University. She has twenty-four years of teaching experience. Mrs. Phad has been teaching at St. Joseph School for seventeen years and currently teaches 2nd grade.

Favorite Bible Quote

“So now faith, hope and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13

Personal Quote

I love teaching at St. Joseph School because of the community. The students are kind, faithful, and hard-working, the families are wonderful, and the teachers and staff are very supportive of one another. 

4th Grade Teacher

Miss Shannon Glazier

sglazier@stjoeschool.com

Biography

Ms. Glazier holds a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Secondary Education from Saint Mary's College. Since graduating from Saint Mary's College, she has furthered her educational goals by obtaining an Elementary Education endorsement from National Lewis University. She has been teaching for three years, and this is her first year at St. Joseph School. Ms. Glazier currently teaches 4th Grade.

Favorite Bible Quote

“But as for you be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.”  2 Chronicles 15:7

Personal Quote

I have been blessed with a strong Catholic faith due to my education of attending a Catholic school from preschool through college. I have always felt a strong connect to my faith and truly believe that God has put me at St. Joseph School to continue to share that faith with others. I absolutely adore teaching and with every child I help learn something new, I truly believe this was meant for me.

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