Our Dedicated Staff
SHARING GOD’S LOVE THROUGH THEIR WORK
Name: Mrs. Robin Rezek
Position: Early Childhood Teacher
Years of Experience: 22 years (1st at St. John’s)
Education: Concordia College, River Forest, IL, B.A.; Concordia University, Chicago, M.A.; Concordia University, Chicago, Ph.D. in Early Childhood
Why I Teach? I teach because it is what God has placed in my heart to do. I love the learning part as well! The teaching/learning process has intrigued me for as long as I can remember. I find it joyous work to help children discover the gifts and talents with which God has blessed them, and I feel extraordinarily humbled to be able to serve God in this way.
Favorite Bible Verse: Mark 10:14 -“Let the children come to Me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.”
Phone: 708-799-7491 ext. 212
Name: Mrs. Rachel Sever
Position: First and Second Grade Teacher
Years of Experience: 11 years (5th 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: 20 years (4th at St. John’s)
Name: Mrs. Kimberly Wilkinson
Position: Middle School Language Arts Teacher
Years of Experience: 18 years (2nd 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: 38 years (2nd 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.”
Name: Valerie Butron
Years of Experience: 15 years (1st at St. John’s)
Education: University of Illinois at Chicago, B.A.; Northern Illinois University, M.S.Ed.; Concordia University Chicago, M.A.
Why I Teach?: I enjoy building positive relationships with students, cultivating a love of learning about different languages and cultures, and helping them develop skills that will enable them to think and act globally.
Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 18:2 – “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me and my place of safety.”
Name: Pat Spek
Position: Library volunteer
Years at St. John’s: 5 years
Education: Northern Illinois University BSW in Education
Why I work at St. Johns: I enjoy being around kids. They make me feel young.
Favorite Bible Verse: John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that He gave his only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”