Preschool & Kindergarten

Preschool

Mrs. Karen Williams

Aide—Mrs. Lori Chromek
Mrs. Chromek has been with St. Pius since 2004. She is an Aide in the 3 Year Old Preschool class (full day) following four years as an Aide in the full day Kindergarten class. She also helps with our Extended Care program. Mrs. Chromek is a graduate of St. Pius ('73) and a member of the parish. She lives in Lombard with her husband and two sons.

Aide-Mrs. Raissa Alandy
Mrs. Alandy has been teaching at St. Pius since 2010. She has been in the education field for over twelve years as a pre-shool teacher in an International School in the Philippines and as an administrator for a child care facility in Bensenville. She earned her B.S. in Management and her M.A. in Elementary Education from Ateneo de Manila University. She lives in Villa Park with her husband and four children. Mrs. Alandy enjoys teaching young children and feels quite blessed to be part of their early childhood learning experience.

Aide-Mrs. Karen Williams

Mrs. Carrie Igoe 

Mrs. Igoe grew up in Villa Park and attended St. Alexander School and Montini Catholic High School. She earned her bachelor's degree from St. Norbert College and a master's degree from National Louis University. She taught for ten years in Addison before she decided to stay home with her children. She has been with St. Pius since 2008. Mrs. Igoe has two children, both of whom are St. Pius alums, and one child at St. Pius.

Aide–Mrs. Cindy Pace
Mrs. Pace works at St. Pius as an Aide in the Preschool Program. She enjoys her work very much and loves being with the children. Mrs. Pace lives in Lombard with her husband, her three boys and their dog, Stormy.

Ms. Heather Andretti
Mrs. Andretti grew up in Lombard and attended St. Pius X School. She graduated from Illinois State University with a B.S. in Elementary Education in 1999. She began her teaching career at St. Alexander School in 1999, where she taught for 8 years in both third and fifth grade. Mrs. Andretti earned a M.S. in Reading from the University of St. Francis in 2009. She stopped teaching to stay home with her twins, Kyle and Haley, who are in third grade at St. Pius X. She began her career at St. Pius X in 2010 as a substitute teacher. From December 2013-June 2015, she worked as a Preschool Aide. Mrs. Andretti is very excited and eager to return to teaching as a preschool teacher.  

Aide– Mrs. Justine Montalto

Mrs. Montalto is a lifelong Lombard resident and graduate from St. Pius X School in 2002.  In 2013, she began her career in early childhood education.  She initially served as a lead teacher at Kensington School before returning to her alma mater in 2017 as a 4 Year Old Preschool Aide.  Mrs. Montalto loves pets, the outdoors and working with children.  She is thrilled to teach at St. Pius X and give back to the church community where she grew up.  

Kindergarten

Mrs. Sara Damitz
Mrs. Damitz has been teaching at St. Pius X Parish School since 2000. Prior to teaching at St. Pius, Mrs. Damitz taught preschool for the Village of Villa Park. She earned her B.A. in elementary education from Illinois Benedictine College. All four of her children graduated from St. Pius, and Mrs. Damitz believes that the strong foundation that St. Pius provided her children has been the key to their success.

Mrs. Laura DeFeo
Mrs. Laura DeFeo is thrilled to be joining our staff this year as an alumni of St. Pius!!  After graduating from St. Pius, Mrs. DeFeo attended Montini High School and later received her Bachelor's of Arts degree from National-Louis University.   She initially began her teaching career at St. Walter School in Roselle, where she taught 4th grade for five years before choosing to stay home with her first child.  Mrs. DeFeo and her husband now have four children together and still reside in Lombard.  In 2018, Mrs. DeFeo chose to return to teaching and taught 3rd grade at St. Walter School for one year before joining our staff this year to teach kindergarten.  She is proud to share that her two older children have graduated from St. Pius in 2016 and in 2018 and attend St. Francis High School!  She also has two children presently attending St. Pius as well!  Mrs. DeFeo is so happy to be giving back to her church and school community where she has so many happy memories and created lifelong friendships!