Preschool & Kindergarten
Mrs. Karen Williams
Mrs. Williams is the Three-Year-Old Preschool Teacher at St. Pius X School. Mrs. Williams received her B. A. in Elementary Education from Augustana College (Rock Island, IL). During her ten years at St. Matthew School in Glendale Heights, she was Kindergarten Aide, taught Second Grade, and coached volleyball. Mrs. Williams then stayed home to raise her three children before volunteering as Room Helper and Fun/Hot Lunch Coordinator at St. Pius X. When her youngest began preschool, she became a substitute teacher and then an Aide, where she realized her passion of teaching the youngest students of SPX in three-year-old preschool. Mrs. Williams has been lead teacher of Preschool 3 since 2019. She and her husband live in Villa Park, are parishioners of St. Pius X Church, and their three children have graduated from or are currently attending St. Pius X. Mrs. Williams looks forward to each day of teaching and watching the children’s faces light up when we share lessons of Jesus’ love, kindness, and friendship.
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.
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. Vanessa Quaiver
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!