My name is Bethanne Carey and I am the second grade teacher at SSPP.
Before teaching at SSPP, I was a stay-at-home mom raising my 3 children for 8 years. I have taught for 4 years in PK3 and 2 years in 2nd grade here at SSPP.
Before staying home with my children, I earned my Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Special Education and a teaching certificate from Elmhurst College in 2007. In 2008, I worked for one year as a Developmental Therapist through the Clearbrook CHILD Early Intervention program in Rolling Meadows. Before returning to work as a Preschool Teacher in 2017, I was volunteering my time here at SSPP Catholic School during the school day. When the 2nd-grade teacher position opened here at SSPP for the 2021-2022 school year, I knew this is where I was called to be! I am so excited to be on this faith-filled journey with the children this year.
My mission as a teacher is to provide a safe and caring learning environment that will foster each child's love for learning. In the 2nd grade classroom, students will gain motivation, inspiration, and encouragement in achieving their academic goals. Most importantly, students will be supported spiritually, intellectually, and emotionally through positive examples in a faith-filled environment.