Religious Education Staff

Barbara Caruso

Director of Religious Education

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Angela Suwanski

Kindergarten RE Teacher

Mrs. Suwanski joined the staff of SJA in 2018. She is a graduate of Bradley University with a Bachelor of Science degree. Mrs. Suwanski came to St. Joan already having a decade of teaching experience. She also holds an ECE Credential Level 5 certificate. Mrs. Suwanski will be teaching our Kindergarten class this year.

Michele Persico

First Grade RE Teacher

Mrs. Persico joined the SJA staff in 2021 with 17 years of prior teaching experience. She has a degree in elementary education from Northeastern Illinois University. We are excited to welcome her as our First Grade RE teacher this year.

Colleen Clark

Second Grade RE Teacher

Colleen Clark has been teaching at SJA since 2003. She attended Elmhurst College for her undergrad and received her Masters Degree in Reading from Concordia University. Mrs. Clark has a daughter who graduated from St. Joan of Arc. Mrs. Clark teaches our 2nd grade RE students.

Carol Flynn

Third Grade RE Teacher

Mrs. Flynn has been teaching at St. Joan of Arc since 2015 and has had three sons graduate from SJA. She has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Elementary Education and a Masters of Science Degree in Special Education. She has an ELL Endorsement, a Language Arts Endorsement and a Middle School Endorsement as well. Mrs. Flynn teaches our 3rd grade RE students.