St. Elizabeth of The Trinity

Committed to Catholic Education

6040 W. Ardmore Ave

Chicago, IL 60646

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7:30 am - 5:00 pm M-F

Father Michael Grisolano - Pastor

Dr. Kristine Hillmann - Principal

Fifth Grade – Mrs. Kelly Szlak-Aimone

Kelly Szlak-Aimone

Welcome to St. Elizabeth of the Trinity!

My name is Kelly Szlak-Aimone, and I will be teaching Fifth Grade this year. I have received both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Elementary Education from Northern Illinois University. In addition, I have endorsements to teach Middle School Language Arts and Social Science on my teaching certificate. I also have a Minor in History.

The 2020-2021 school year will be my eighteenth year of teaching during which time I have taught third through eighth grade. I am a Certified Catechist for the Archdiocese of Chicago as well as a Eucharistic Minister. I spent the first four years of my teaching career at Burr Oak School in Calumet Park.

With the birth of my son, my husband and I joined the St. Cornelius School and Church where I taught for nine years. I was then selected to join the newly merged Pope Francis Global Academy where I taught for four additional years.

From a young age I knew that I was being called to teach. My stuffed animals were my students, and my sister was my co-teacher. The “call to teach” continued to grow as I attended St. Peter Catholic School in Skokie. I loved the support I found at St. Peter, and it became “a second home.”

Confirmation fortified my decision to pursue a future in education as the Bishop himself revealed to me these words:
“Go then, Kelly. Go, and teach the children of the world.”

As a mother and wife, I know how important it is to have harmony within our homes. As we join together this year as a “new family,” know that I am here to provide the best education I possibly can for your child. I treat my students as if they were my own. I will push them to reach their absolute best with laughs along the way. We all have had to say our “goodbyes” this past year, but I believe we can come together to make a new home for our children.

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