Our Dedicated Staff
Sharing God’s Love through their work
Name: Mrs. Linda Friesser
Position: Early Childhood Teacher
Years of Experience: 34 1/2 years (28th at St. John’s)
Education: University of Illinois – Chicago Circle Campus, B.A
Why I Teach? I enjoy teaching and working with children. I like to encourage students to learn and enjoy watching their enthusiasm as they accomplish new tasks.
Favorite Bible Verse: John 3:16
Phone: 708-799-7491 ext. 212
Name: Mrs. Rachel Sever
Position: First and Second Grade Teacher
Years of Experience: 10 years (4th at St. John’s)
Education: Concordia University Chicago, B.A.
Why I Teach?: I love sharing God’s word and it’s a blessing to help guide students as they learn and grow academically, socially, and spiritually.
Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 119:105 – “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”
2nd Grade Website: 2nd Grade Website
Phone: 708-799-7491 ext. 210
Name: Mrs. Rose Larcher
Position: Third and Fourth Grade Teacher
Years of Experience: 19 years (3rd at St. John’s)
Name: Mrs. Kimberly Wilkinson
Position: Middle School Language ArtsTeacher
Years of Experience: 17 years (1st at St. John’s)
Education: BS in Elementary Education
Why I teach?: I teach because teaching to me is not a job! To see children learning excites me, makes me want to do more. Children are our future; I want to help make it great for them!
Favorite Bible Verse: Isaiah 53:5 “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”
Name: Mrs. Laura Moss
Position: Middle School Math Teacher
Years of Experience: 37 years (1st at St. John’s)
Education: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (BS Elementary Education) DePaul University (MA Mathematics Education)
Why I teach: I enjoy working with students and sharing my love of math.
Favorite Bible passage: Ephesians 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, just as in Christ God forgave you.