• 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