Meet Our 2016-2017 Kindergarten Team!

Brittany Blue graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree. She began her career at St. Ben’s as a kindergarten teacher assistant during the 2011-2012 school year. She has taught kindergarten every year since then and is looking forward to her sixth year here at SBPS. She is excited for another fun-filled year teaching kindergarteners and guiding them in discovering and developing their God-given talents!


Erin Kelley graduated from John Carroll University in 2011 and completed her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on English as a Second Language in 2013 from Lewis University. This year will be her fifth year working at St. Benedict Prep and her fourth year as a head preschool teacher. She is looking forward to meeting all of her new students and showing them how learning can be fun!  


Liz Kraig completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education: Exceptional Needs Mild Intervention from Saint Mary's College in 2013. She embarks on her third  year of teaching kindergarten at St. Benedict Preparatory. Prior to working at St. Benedict Prep, Ms. Kraig served as the lead teacher for the Lake View YMCA Kiddie Kollege Program. She looks forward to an exciting year engaging our youngest learners!


Kaylee Tarris completed her bachelor’s degree in elementary education at Eastern Illinois University in 2011. This will be her fifth  year at St. Benedict Prep and third year teaching kindergarten.  She is from St. Louis and moved up to Chicago five years ago. She loves being in Chicago and lives in the neighborhood. Ms. Tarris looks forward to another great year!