Meet our Fine Arts Team!
Strings Classes Grades 2-8
Anna Piotrowski recently graduated from DePaul University with her Master of Music in Violin Performance, and received her Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance degree from the University of Michigan where she also minored in Performing Arts Management. Ms. Piotrowski has established an active freelance career in the greater Chicago area as well as a growing private violin studio. She has always had a passion for teaching and was grateful to have the opportunity to teach part-time at St. Benedict last year, as well as for an independent music academy that implemented programs in Chicago Public Schools. She is excited to be teaching full time this year with Strings classes grades 2-8! In her free time, Ms. Piotrowski enjoys spending time outdoors, going to or performing in concerts, and trying new restaurants.
Jenna Stamper attended the University of Michigan Ann Arbor for her Undergraduate degree in Music Education and Clarinet Performance. She has recently completed her Masters in Music Education at DePaul University, focusing her final paper on Instrumental Music Pullout lessons and its relation to academic achievement. Ms. Stamper teaches instrumental music at St. Benedict Prep for grades 1-12 and is looking forward to another great year of making music!
Music Grades 2-5
Hannah Stapleton is blessed to continue her path as a music educator at St. Benedict Preparatory School, and starting her sixth year of teaching. Her degrees include a Bachelor's of Music from Chicago College of Performing Arts, and a Masters in Vocal Performance from North Park University. Along with performing private vocal recitals around Chicago, she also maintains a private voice studio and has also been the choral director at All Saints Orthodox Church in Albany Park for seven years. Hannah actively pursues outside courses at VanderCook college for continued education in elementary music and is currently in the process of becoming certified in the Orff- Schulwerk music method. She looks forward to encouraging and establishing a love and joy for music in the students at St. Benedict.
Art Grades K-5
Jacqualyn Stancin completed her Master's degree in Art Education in 2007 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has worked over the past ten years as an art educator within different settings in the city of Chicago. During the last five years Mrs. Stancin has served as the art teacher at St. Benedict Preparatory School, helping to grow the passion and appreciation of art among her elementary students through thematic and hands on learning. She looks forward to working creatively with all of our St. Benedict Prep families this year.