Hello! My name is Lori Bendell. I am excited to be teaching here at SSPP! It may surprise you to learn that Ss. Peter & Paul School (in Naperville) is my alma mater. I received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loras College and a Master of Education degree from National Louis University. My teaching career began in Downers Grove where I taught for 13 years in second, third, and fourth grades. I love teaching 1st graders here at SSPP.
I believe that:
*all students come to class bearing unique, God-given, gifts and talents
*the classroom atmosphere should foster love, acceptance, and tolerance of differences and respect for self and others
*students need to be engaged and challenged in their learning
*students should always strive to do their best and celebrate their achievements