FACULTY

PRINCIPAL

DIANA SMITH

 
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I am privileged to serve the OSM community as the school principal and this year, teaching 6th grade religion on the middle school team. I am originally from DeKalb where my father was an NIU music professor and my mother a realtor. I taught high school and middle school social studies before becoming the Principal at York High School in Elmhurst. Before joining the education field, I worked in Springfield as a lobbyist for the Illinois Nurses Association and then for the IL Attorney General. The OSM Knights call me 'Ms. Smith', but my favorite title is "Grandma D" to Barrett (Bear), Collett (Coco), and Hannah D.

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

ANDREW RAMKER

 
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My name is Andrew Ramker, and I go by Mr. Ramker or Coach Ramker to many of our students and families. I have worked here at Old St. Mary's since 2015. I've taught PE almost all of that time, in addition to serving as the Athletic Director for most of those years. This is my first year as an Assistant Principal and I will continue to serve as the Athletic Director. I'm excited to move into this role and continue my job of providing our students with a safe environment to learn and grow both in the classroom and outside of it. I feel very fortunate to be able to share my passion of athletics with our students. I am proud Indiana University alum and was born and raised a Hoosier just over the state line in Hammond, IN. I love all sports but really enjoy spending time on the golf course or watching the Bears and Hoosiers play. I look forward to meeting everyone soon!

ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL

 

MATTHEW MARTINO

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Hello,
My name is Matthew Martino and I have worked at OSM since 2021 as the Associate Principal. My office is on the 3rd floor. I have been in education for my entire career as both an administrator and teacher. My teaching experience was as a middle school teacher.
I am thrilled to be a part of this amazing OSM school community. I enjoy coming in everyday to empower students and teachers to reach their full potential.

FINANCE DIRECTOR

SHANNON CARSELLO

 
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I've been with Old St. Mary's for the past 4 years, both as consultant and now as the Finance Director. I have worked in the Archdiocese of Chicago at various churches and schools for the past 20 years. I was born and raised in Chicago, attending both Catholic Elementary and High Schools in the city. I hold a BS in Accountancy from the University of Illinois - Champaign.

SCHOOL HEALTH

AIMEE HWANG, R.N.

 
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Hello, my name Aimee and I go by Nurse Aimee or Ms. Aimee to our students. My pronouns are She/Her. I've been at OSM for 12 years and I work as one of the School Nurse's. You will see me in the Nurse's Office.

SCHOOL HEALTH

BETH TOTH, R.N.

 
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Hi. My name is Beth Toth and I am a School Nurse at OSM. I go by Nurse Beth. I've been an employee at OSM since 2018 but have been an OSM parent since 2007. Our two daughters have graduated from OSM and are currently in high school. My background in Nursing includes Medical/Surgical, Telemetry, Palliative Care, Workers Compensation Case Management and now School Nursing. I love working with all the students at OSM and keeping our school safe and healthy.

SCHOOL COUNSELOR

MICHAEL MASTERTON

 
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Hi there! My name is Michael Masterton but here at OSM, the students know me as Mr. M. I've been with Old St. Mary's since 2020 and I am a School Counselor here. My office is on the 3rd floor with middle school, but I like to be everywhere in the school. I am a proud son of a longtime 2nd grade teacher and have 2 older brothers, both of which have blessed me with some fantastic nieces. Family is extremely important to me. I grew up in Arlington Heights and have loved being in Chicago. You can find me at Guaranteed Rate Field cheering on my beloved White Sox, or if I'm at home, I'm watching The Office for the 20th time through. I like to encourage everyone I meet and work with to be where their feet are, enjoy life, and remember that it's okay to not be okay, too!

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

BERESFORD BROOKE

 
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My name is Beresford and I go by Mr. Berry to our students. My pronouns are He/Him. I’ve been with Old St. Mary’s since 2021 and I work as an Administrative Assistant. You’ll see me in the Front Office. I have worked in education almost my entire career, beginning in my hometown of Gibraltar and including schools in Austin, Boston and Chattanooga. I’ve worked with students from 3 years old all the way up to 18 years old. Last year, the first students I worked with started college as first generation college students and it was overwhelming getting to see them achieve their goals and potential. I hope to continue to work with your students and help them grow and develop. I look forward to meeting you all soon!

ENROLLMENT DIRECTOR

ABBEY LAIRD

 
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My name is Abbey Laird and I go by Miss Laird to our students. My pronouns are She/Her. I just started at Old St. Mary's this 21-22 school year as an Administrative Assistant and the Enrollment Director; you'll frequently see me in the front office or roaming the school. I'm originally from Seattle and just moved to Logan Square from Iowa City. I graduated from the University of Iowa in May with a dual degree in English & Creative Writing and Cinema. I'm hoping to get to spend some time in the classroom with your students, helping them foster a love for creative writing. I'm so excited for this great opportunity to work with your kids and get to know the Old St. Mary's community!

PERFORMING ARTS & 
EXTENDED DAY COORDINATOR

BILL RIDDLE

 
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I’m excited to be back at Old St Mary’s for a third year as the Performing Arts Coordinator and in my new role as Extended Day Coordinator and teacher! In the Spring of 2019 I retired from 31 years  of public school teaching after working primarily in two school districts.  I was the high school band director and district coordinator for instrumental music in Westmont, IL for 18 years and then a band director and Performing Arts Division Chair for 11 years at York High School in Elmhurst, IL (where I had the pleasure of working for Diana Smith, our OSM principal).

I have been  an active professional musician my entire adult life and currently still play both jazz gigs as pianist and a drummer in a polka band (with several of my former students)!  I currently live in Elmhurst with my wife, Jenny, and we have three adult children who all benefited greatly by participating in strong performing art programs (dance, band, and choir respectively) when they were younger and in school.  I have always strongly believed in students having the opportunity to discover and develop their creativity through opportunities in the arts, and I am so excited to be part of a team at OSM that values that goal.

BUILDING MANAGER

LOURDES CISNEROS

 
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Hi, My name is Maria L and I go by Ms. Lourdes. My pronouns are She/Her. I've been at Old St. Mary's since 2010. I'm responsible for the facilities operations and maintenance, but most importantly for keeping a safe and healthy environment for the students and staff