St. Elizabeth of The Trinity
Committed to Catholic Education
7:30 am - 5:00 pm M-F
Father Michael Grisolano - Pastor
Dr. Kristine Hillmann - Principal
My husband, Joe, and I live in Schaumburg and have been active parishioners of St. Hubert Catholic Church in Hoffman Estates since we were married in 1986. I am a convert to the Catholic Faith and was welcomed into the church at Easter Vigil of 1987.
I have three grown children that graduated from St Hubert Catholic School, then Hoffman Estates High School, and I am happy to say, all three graduated from college. My daughter, Emily and her husband, Danny, currently live in San Francisco, my son, Andrew, lives in Palatine, and my youngest son, Matthew, graduated from a one-year master’s program from Berklee College of Music in Valencia, Spain last year and will be getting married this August. Joe and I were so excited and blessed to spend two weeks in Spain, Paris, and Rome while visiting Matt.
I earned a Master of Arts Degree in Educational School Leadership in 2011 and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Special Education/Elementary Education in 1985, both from Northeastern Illinois University. I am certified to teach (K-12): educable mentally handicapped, learning disabilities, and social/emotional disorders, and I have a regular elementary education teaching certificate (K-9). In 2006, I became a Certified Catechist with the Archdiocese of Chicago.
My education career began in 1985 teaching special education in the Waukegan Public School system for four years. After that, I was blessed to be able to stay home for 12 years to raise my three children. When my youngest, Matthew, was ready for All Day Kindergarten, I began teaching 2nd grade at St. Hubert School and continued teaching there for the next 17 years.
In 2017-18, my positioned changed to be the Special Services Coordinator and 7th grade Faith teacher. I wanted to go back to teaching in the primary grades, so in 2018-19, I was a substitute teacher for St. John the Evangelist School in Streamwood. Last year, for the 2019-20 school year, I was blessed and privileged to teach second grade at St. Thecla.
Creating a positive, loving, and safe classroom environment steeped in faith and smiley faces is always a goal for me. My favorite scripture: With God All Things Are Possible is always displayed in my classroom. I look forward to meeting all of you and being a part of creating the new St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Catholic School for the 2020-21 school year.