Faculty & Staff - resource
Mrs. Cecilia Bejcek | Resource Director
Mrs. Bejcek has been teaching at St. Isaac Jogues School for the past 26 years, first as the Primary Reading Specialist and, for the last 21 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).
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.
Mrs. Kathleen Eschbach | primary resource
Mrs. Eschbach was raised in Rhode Island and graduated magna cum laude from Providence College. After a career in the corporate world and then raising her family, she was drawn to working with students with learning disabilities. This job later turned into a passion for helping all students to feel successful and to believe in themselves. After moving to Illinois she returned to school to pursue a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education with a Special Education endorsement. She has been working in the Diocese of Joliet since 2011. She also has over 10 years of experience tutoring students from Kindergarten through College. As an educator, she is committed to inspiring students’ interest in learning and instilling a sense of self-worth among all students. Mrs. Eschbach feels blessed to be a part of the Saint Isaac Jogues family.