Rich Pancratz – Music/Band

Mr. Pancratz holds a degree in Music Education from DePaul University and has been sharing his love of music in the classroom since 1987.  He joined St. Joseph School as part of the initial faculty when it reopened its doors in 1996.

In addition to teaching song and instruments to St. Joseph students, Mr. Pancratz also oversees music for the children’s liturgies and has produced and directed the school’s annual JK -8th grade Christmas and Spring concerts.

He and his wife live in Arlington Heights where he also works as music director of Our Lady of Wayside Parish.  He is the youngest of 7 children and enjoys reading and watching pro basketball. 

“I believe in the uniqueness and goodness of every student. God made them just the way he wants them to be.”

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