Faculty & Staff - resource
Mrs. Cecilia Bejcek | Resource Director
Mrs. Bejcek has been teaching at St. Isaac Jogues School for the past 23 years, first as the Primary Reading Specialist and, for the last 17 years, as the Learning Resource teacher and Supported Study Skills teacher for grades 3-8. Mrs. Bejcek received her BA degree from Clarke University (formerly Clarke College) in Dubuque, Iowa and her Masters in Education from Loyola University, Chicago. Prior to coming to St Isaacs, she taught at The Latin School of Chicago (grade 1), Roselle District 12 (Developmental First Grade and grade 2), and St. Adrian School in Chicago (grades 1 and 4).
Mr. Robert Leece | Student Assistance Program Coordinator and School Counselor
Robert Leece, M.A., currently provides service on Thursdays at SIJ to students and families as a Student Assistance Program Coordinator and School Counselor. Additionally, Mr. Leece works in Township High School District 214 where he has been employed for over 40 years. During his career he has taught biology, special education classes and coordinated special education programming at Hersey High School in Arlington Heights, IL. Mr. Leece was instrumental in integrating students from Maryville Academy to District 214. After retiring over 10 years ago, Mr. Leece was asked to continue to work part-time at Buffalo Grove High School in Buffalo Grove, IL, where he currently serves at the Student Assistance Program Coordinator. He has taught thousands of parents about skills needed to effectively and successfully raise children to be independent and healthy through widely-attended parenting seminars throughout the northwest suburban area. Mr. Leece is also Vice Chair of the LinkedTogether Coalition, an organization developed through state and federal grants, which focuses on preventive programming for students, families and the community in Wheeling Township.
Ms. Maureen Leece | School Psychologist and Educational Consultant
Maureen Polcyn Leece, Ed.S., NCSP, CADC, is a nationally certified school psychologist and certified alcohol and drug counselor. She has been employed as a school psychologist at a high school, and previously worked as a counselor at an intensive outpatient program for adolescents with substance use disorders. Currently, Maureen is pursuing her Doctor of Education Degree (Ed.D.) with an emphasis in neuropsychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, which she will complete in late spring 2017. She presently works Tuesday through Thursday at SIJ as a school psychologist and educational consultant where she is focused on developing collaborative supportive services for students with various learning challenges. Additionally, Maureen works as a psychometrician for neuropsychological and psychological evaluations at several Chicagoland area private practices and has experience as a neurofeedback technician. Maureen’s professional interests include: pediatric and school neuropsychological assessment, intervention and consultation; prevention and treatment of substance use disorders in a pediatric population; and psychosocial developmental challenges of female youth.
Mrs. Ramona Weigus | Primary reading resource
Mrs. Weigus and her husband have been residents of the area and parishioners at St. Isaac’s for 20 years. Her children both currently attend St. Isaac’s. Mrs. Weigus received her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and began teaching in District U-46, Elgin. She taught second grade for several years before beginning a multi-age primary program with first and second graders. While teaching, she obtained her graduate degree in Reading from Northern Illinois University in order to better serve her students who came primarily from low-income homes. She has always been passionate about teaching beginning reading since she feels it is the foundation for success in all academic areas. After 12 years, she left teaching in U-46 to stay home with her family. In 2010, she began volunteering as a primary literacy support teacher at St. Isaac’s, working with students in first grade. The following year, when both her children were in school full time, she started working with students in kindergarten through second grade. In 2016, she was officially hired as part of the resource staff. She is delighted to be part of a Catholic community such as St. Isaac’s and loves coming to school each day and working with such wonderful teachers and students.