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Administración

Administration 

  • Mrs. Christina Avis 

  • Fr. Juan Luis Andrade 

  • Mrs. Clarissa Delgado 

  • Ms. Kris Lox 

Primary Grades 

  • Mrs. Kelly Carrillo 

  • Ms. Yolanda Leon

  • Mrs. Rosalva Gutierrez 

  • Ms. Christine Pflanz 

  • Ms. Kristen Yarka 

Support Staff 

  • Ms. Eli Real 

  • Mrs. Pat Gonzalez 

  • Mr. Chris Bonolo 

  • Mr. Mike Micek 

  • Mrs. Bruna Fenhouse 

  • Mrs. Joanne Perpoli 

Early Childhood Development 

  • Ms. Gaby Garcia 

  • Mrs. Chrissy Vasquez 

Middle School ​

  • Mr. David Mariotti

  • Ms. Christopher Molek

  • Mrs. Jessica Torphy 

Administración

Admin

Mrs. Christina Avis

Principal

principal@olschicago.org 

I’m Christina Avis, Our Lady of the Snows School Principal. I joined in 2021 and have 10 years of teaching experience. I have my undergraduate and graduate degrees from Loyola University Chicago and was previously and Junior High Science at St. Gall. My favorite thing about OLS is our community! We truly are a family that supports one another through our successes and challenges. We collaborate to ensure that our students, staff, and families are cared for and feel like part of our family. OLS is my second home! I came to OLS because I felt called to make a bigger impact on a school as a principal. I interviewed at OLS and knew this was where I was meant to be because there was a double rainbow over the school. I felt that was a sign from God that this was where He wanted me to be.

Christina Avis Principal

Mrs. Christina Avis

Principal

principal@olschicago.org 

Clarissa Delgado

Mrs. Clarissa Delgado

School Secretary

cdelgado@olschicago.org

Mrs. Clarissa Delgado

School Secretary

cdelgado@olschicago.org

I'm Clarissa Delgado the School Secretary. I have been the school secretary at Our Lady of the Snows for 14 years and I have two sons that have graduated from OLS. I love being a part of the Snows community; it is my second family. I have made many lifelong friendships here and I look forward to welcoming new families to become a part of our community

I’m Kristine Lox the Tuition Assistant. I joined OLS in 2001 and have 20+ years of experience in education. I was previously the Administrative Assistant. My favorite thing about OLS is that everyone is treated like family.

I’m Kristine Lox the Tuition Assistant. I joined OLS in 2001 and have 20+ years of experience in education. I was previously the Administrative Assistant. My favorite thing about OLS is that everyone is treated like family.

I’m Kristine Lox the Tuition Assistant. I joined OLS in 2001 and have 20+ years of experience in education. I was previously the Administrative Assistant. My favorite thing about OLS is that everyone is treated like family.

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Fr. Juan Luis Andrade

Pastor

jandrade@archchicago.org

Ms. Kris Lox

Tuition Assistant

klox@olschicago.org

 

I’m Kristine Lox the Tuition Assistant. I joined OLS in 2001 and have 20+ years of experience in education. I was previously the Administrative Assistant. My favorite thing about OLS is that everyone is treated like family.

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Ms. Kris Lox

Tuition Assistant

klox@olschicago.org

NIñez temprana

Early Childhood

Ms. Gaby Garcia

Preschool Teacher

ggarcia@olschicago.org

I’m Gaby Garcia the Preschool teacher. I joined in 2022 and have 1 year of teaching experience. I received my bachelor’s in early childhood education including bilingual and special education endorsements with a minor in Sociology. My favorite thing about OLS is the students and the inviting community.

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Ms. Gaby Garcia

Preschool Teacher

ggarcia@olschicago.org

Mrs. Chrissy Vasquez

Preschool Aide

cvasquez@olschicago.org

Chrissy Vasquez

Mrs. Chrissy Vasquez

Preschool Aide

cvasquez@olschicago.org

I’m Chrissy Vasquez the Preschool Aide. I joined in 2020 and have over 25 years of education experience. I’ve worked for 3 years as a behavior therapist and 3 years as the director of a daycare. My favorite thing about OLS is the true family atmosphere.

Grados primarios

Primary Grades

Mrs. Kelly Carrillo

Kindergarten Teacher

kcarrillo@olschicago.org

Mrs. Kelly Carrillo

Kindergarten Teacher

kcarrillo@olschicago.org

I’m Kelly Carrillo the Kindergarten teacher. I joined in 2022 and have over 15 years of teaching experience. I received my BA in 2022 from Governors State University (03 certification) and in 2021 from Northeastern University (04 Certification received). My favorite thing at OLS is the positive school environment. The staff and families welcomed me with open arms when I joined.

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Ms. Yolanda Leon

1st Grade Teacher

yleon@olschicago.org

Yolanda Leon

Ms. Yolanda Leon

1st Grade Teacher

yleon@olschicago.org

I’m Yolanda Leon, the 1st-grade teacher. I joined OLS in 2021 and have 3 years of teaching experience. My favorite thing about OLS is how the staff is welcoming. I enjoy working with children snd working with great coworkers is a bonus.

Rosalva Gutierrez

Mrs. Rosalva Gutierrez

1st Grade Aide

rgutierrez@olschicago.org

Mrs. Rosalva Gutierrez

1st Grade Aide

rgutierrez@olschicago.org

I’m Rosalva Gutierrez, a 1st grade Aide. I joined in 2021 and have 10+ years of teaching experience. I was previously a teacher at St. Gall School. My favorite thing about OLS is the family-like community. I love it here and the very dedicated and supporting faculty and staff.

Ms. Christine Pflanz

2nd Grade Teacher

cpflanz@olschicago.org

Christine Pflanz

Ms. Christine Pflanz

2nd Grade Teacher

cpflanz@olschicago.org

I’m Christine Pflanz the 2nd grade teacher. I joined in 2018 and have 7 years of teaching experience. I received my bachelor’s degree from Saint Xavier University. Throughout high school and college, I assisted and taught in my local Religious Education Program. My favorite thing about OLS is how our community has become like a family.

Kristen Yarka

Ms. Kristen Yarka 

3rd Grade Teacher

kyarka@olschicago.org

Ms. Kristen Yarka 

3rd Grade Teacher

kyarka@olschicago.org

I’m Kristen Yarka the Junior High Science, Language Arts, and History teacher. I joined in 2012 and have 10+ teaching experience. I received my undergraduate degree from Lewis University and Concordia University for my master’s. My favorite thing about OLS is the family-like atmosphere. I was a graduate of OLS and felt like it was the perfect opportunity to teach here and to give back to a community that gave me so much.

Mrs. Dawn Cole

4th GradeTeacher

dcole@olschicago.org

I’m Dawn Cole, the 4th-grade teacher. I joined in 2023 and have 15 years of experience in education. I have vast expertise with preschool through 8th grade. My favorite thing about OLS is the family community feel.

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Mrs. Dawn Cole

4th GradeTeacher

dcole@olschicago.org

Escuela intermedia

Midde School
David Mariotti

Mr. David Mariotti

5th and 6th Grade Teacher

dmariotti@olschicago.org

I’m David Mariotti the Junior High Math teacher. I joined in 1990 and have 30+ years of teaching experience. I received my undergraduate degree from Loyola University. OLS reminds me of my grammar school, St. Turibius.

Mr. David Mariotti

5th and 6th Grade Teacher

dmariotti@olschicago.org

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Mr. Christopher Molek

7th Grade Teacher

cmolek@olschicago.or

I'm Christopher Molek the History teacher. I joined in 2022 and have 4 years of teaching experience. My favorite thing about OLS is the community. It is very warm, welcoming, helpful, and a powerful force for change. This is my first full-time position as a teacher, and this school is one of the best places to start my teaching career. The staff are all so supportive, and the students are respectful and a blast to teach. Every day is something new and exciting all while I grow to be the best teacher I can be.

Mr. Christopher Molek

7th Grade Teacher

cmolek@olschicago.org

Jessica Torphy

Mrs. Jessica Torphy

8th Grade Teacher

jtorphy@olschicago.org

Mrs. Jessica Torphy

8th Grade Teacher

jtorphy@olschicago.org

I’m Jessica Torphy the Junior High English Teacher. I joined in 2014 and have over 8 years of teaching experience. I received my undergraduate degree from Dominican University and taught at Nazareth Academy. My favorite thing about OLS is the tight-knit community that is a second home to myself and others. OLS became my family in an instant and it will become yours too!

Programas especiales

Support Staf

Ms. Eli Real

Specials Teacher (Spanish, Art, & P.E.)

Ereal@olschicago.org

I’m Eli Real the Specials Teacher (Spanish, Art, and Gym). I joined in 2022 and have 1 year of teaching experience. My favorite thing about OLS is the unity not only with the students and parents but with the staff. The feeling of family.

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Ms. Eli Real

Specials Teacher (Spanish, Art, & P.E.)

Ereal@olschicago.org

Mike Micek

Mr. Mike Micek

Title I

Mmicekl@olschicago.org

Mr. Mike Micek

Title I

Mmicekl@olschicago.org

I’m Michael Micek the Title 1 teacher. I joined in 2018 and have over 35 years of education experience. My favorite thing about OLS is the community.

Mrs. Bruna Fenhouse

IDEA Teacher

Fenhouseb@gmail.com

I’m Bruna Fenhouse the Special Education Resource.  I joined in 2017 and have 30+ years of experience in education. My favorite thing about OLS is the friendly, supportive family atmosphere at OLS is what drew me here.

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Mrs. Bruna Fenhouse

IDEA Teacher

Fenhouseb@gmail.com

Mrs. Mariana Avila

Before Care Supervisor

mavila1@archchicago.org 

I’m Mariana Avila the Before School care Supervisor. I joined in 2022 and have 1 year of experience in education. My favorite thing about OLS is the happiness my children have had since they have been in this school and we as a family.

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Mrs. Mariana Avila

Before Care Supervisor 

mavila1@archchicago.org

Chris Bonolo

Mr. Chris Bonolo

Custodian

chrisropher60638@archchicago.org

I’m Chris Bonolo, the maintenance personnel at OLS. I joined in 2001 and have been at OLS for over 20 years. My favorite thing about OLS is the people and the family atmosphere.

Mr. Chris Bonolo

Custodian

chrisropher60638@archchicago.org

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Mrs. Joanne Perpoli

 Counselor

(United Stand)

Mrs. Joanne Perpoli

 Counselor

(United Stand)

I'm Dr. Joanne Perpoli and have been the School Counselor at Our Lady of the Snows School since 2017 and served as a School Counselor in Chicago Catholic schools for over 20 years. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree at DePaul University and both Master and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. I find working with children, especially Our Lady of the Snows students, to be exceptionally rewarding. My philosophy with families and in the classroom is to take a positive approach to parenting, personal growth, education, peer relationships, and community service. I take great delight in
partnering with children in their journey to becoming fulfilled and productive adults.

Pat Gonzalez

Mrs. Pat Gonzalez

Extended Day Supervisor

Pgonzalez@olschicago.org

I’m Pat Gonzalez the After School Care Supervisor. I joined OLS in 2008 and have 15+ years of experience in education. My favorite thing about OLS is watching the children grow and being a close family.

Mrs. Pat Gonzalez

Extended Day Supervisor

Pgonzalez@olschicago.org

Mrs. Agnes Zombek

Food Service

I’m Agnes Suwada-Zombek, the Food Coordinator of OLS. I joined in 2023 and was recently a part of the corporate world. My favorite thing about OLS is everything… The staff, parents, and all the students.

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Mrs. Agnes Zombek

Food Service

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