Faculty & Staff - Fines Arts, Foreign Language and STEM Lab
Ms. Rebeca Garcia | Spanish Teacher
Ms. Garcia comes to St. Isaac’s from Warsaw, Indiana and recently graduated with honors from Purdue University. Not only is Ms. Garcia qualified to teach Spanish, but she holds a dual-degree in Special Education and Elementary Education as well as a concentration in the content area of Reading. With the expertise Ms. Garcia brings to our school, we will be expanding our foreign language program to include all grade levels. The sixth, seventh and eighth grade students will be well prepared to enter high school with a solid foundation in the Spanish language and our younger students will begin to develop a love for the language and culture as they progress through our school. Ms. Garcia was also a member of the Purduettes, representing Purdue as singing ambassadors. Get ready to hear your children singing in Spanish!
Mrs. Kathy Reagin | STEM Instructor
Mrs. Reagin is thrilled to be teaching the STEM curriculum at St. Isaac Jogues School. She has been a member of the St. Isaac Jogues family for about 16 years. She has earned her BA in Art and a Master’s degree in Elementary Education with endorsements in Art, Science, and Social Studies, and a STEM certification.Mrs. Reagin had the pleasure of teaching 3rd and 4th grades at St, Isaac’s, moving from 4th grade Science to STEM. Being the K-8 Lead Instructor for Project Lead The Way program, Mrs. Reagin is proud to teach the PLTW multidisciplinary curriculum which engages her students in hands-on activities, projects, and problems that are reflective of real-world challenges. She hopes to empower her students to become independent, confident learners who like to think outside the box!
Mrs. Linda McElherne | Art teacher
Mrs. McElherne has been at St. Isaac Jogues School since 2003. Her art degrees in Art Education and in Design are from Northern Illinois University, with a Masters from the University of Minnesota. In addition, she participated in Green Technology-Certified in Business/Design/Home, which she utilizes in STEAM teaching. Her path has taken her in several directions, and offered her a broad creative perspective by working in marketing communications, advertising, graphic design and architectural interior design for major corporations. As an author of two books- earning the National Teachers’ Choice Award, she has spoken at national curricular, gifted, and art education conferences and conventions. She also taught at the gifted K-8 level and at the college level. She has resided in Hinsdale for many years, and served on the board of the Design Review Commission for the Village, been a Cub Scout leader, and she is a parent of four young people.
Mrs. Kelly Rogers | Music Teacher
Mrs. Rogers has been teaching music at St. Isaac’s for more than fifteen years. She loves teaching every grade level and watching the children grow and progress over nine years. She enjoys playing instruments and making music with her students! When Mrs. Rogers is not teaching, she spends time at home making music with her daughter and husband. She also loves to watch movies with her three cats!