Grade 1

I am Caryn Lee Bednarek and I am currently teaching first grade at Queen of All Saints.  I moved to this area two years ago after living in Illinois my entire life.  I am honored to be at Queen of All Saints School.  Before coming here, I was teaching kindergarten for the Archdiocese of Chicago.  I have also been the Director of Children's Ministry at my church.  I have earned a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education, a Master's Degree from St. Xavier University in educational leadership, and a Graduate certificate in Early Childhood.  I now live in Westville with my husband, Bob, and my two children, Matthew(16), and Meagan (13).

Signature strengths: Developer, Maximizer, Adaptability, Arranger, Empathy


October: The first grade class has studied about baptism.  We have shared keepsakes and pictures from our own baptisms and are reading the the book Jesus Speaks to me About My Baptism .  We also re-enacted a baptism in our class.  We named our baby Mark Raphael.  Our celebrant was Xander Henrich; parents Amelia Arnold and James Mark; Godparents Lily Urbanski and Dylan Nelson.