Mrs. Mary Gerardi

PreK 4



My classroom is a faith based environment where children are taught about Jesus, prayer, and friendship. I foster a positive, hands-on learning environment where children can be successful and gain independence.  My goal is for my students to enjoy their first experience with school and to develop a positive attitude towards learning. I have been teaching at St. James School since 2014 and bring 10 years previous teaching experience to the classroom.


Masters of Education – Curriculum & Instruction, University of Illinois

Bachelor of Science – Elementary Education, University of Illinois




Class News

Happy Summer!

I hope everyone is enjoying a great, relaxing summer with your family! I look forward to meeting all of you soon! We will have fun learning so many exciting things this year! Bring a great big smile and be ready to have a good time! 

See you on August 20th for Orientation Day!

Here are some important dates to remember:

Sunday, August 19 – Welcome Back to School Mass – 11:30 am in the Parish Center. Check out class lists after mass.

Monday, August, 20 – Orientation Day – 10:00 am – 12 noon in the Parish Center and classroom

Tuesday, August 21 – First Day of Class Pk 4 – Full Day – Grade 8 – 8:45 am – 11:30 am

Wednesday, August 29 – Parent Information Night – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tuesday, September 4 – Quest Lunch Service Begins