Ms. Pontarelli grew up in Park Ridge attending both Mary Seat of Wisdom School and Maine South High School. Upon completion of her BS from University of Illinois in Child Development, Ms. Pontarelli earned her Masters of Education from Loyola University Chicago. She joined St. Joseph School in 2006 after having taught Kindergarten at Our Lady of Destiny in Des Plaines.
When Ms. Pontarelli is not teaching, she spends time with her family and friends and is always in pursuit of great restaurants. In addition, Ms. Pontatelli enjoys reading and exercising. An avid runner, she has coached the Trailblazers in both track and cross county. She cheers on the Fighting Illini and is a devoted Chicago fan – rooting for all teams but especially the Bears!
Ms. Pontarelli sets her goals high and is completely committed to St. Joseph School and as a teacher and member of the community. “I hope my students feel successful in the classroom each and every day!”