Theology

St. Benedict Preparatory School on the north side of Chicago is a Catholic Preschool-Grade 12 community that utilizes our unique educational resources to provide an innovative and rigorous academic program. To achieve this mission, we

  • Excel in educating the whole individual in the Catholic tradition
  • Challenge students to develop their God-given talents
  • Create a Christian community by sharing our gifts
  • Honor the gifts and diversity of the community, and
  • Serve the Lord and each other in an ever-changing world.

Meet our 2017-2018 Secondary School Theology Department!


Maggie Deady  is going on her fourth year as a teacher at St. Benedict. She attended the University of Dayton and received a bachelors degree in Adolescent to Young Adult Education Integrated Social Studies. This year she will teach 8th grade Social Studies, Women's Studies, Government, and Catholic Social Teachings.


Dan Masterton is the Campus Minister, working primarily with the secondary school. Dan graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 2011 with a BA in Honors Theology and from Catholic Theological Union (Chicago, IL) in 2016 with an MA in Biblical Ministry as a Bernardin Scholar. Dan is in his fifth year in high school campus ministry, focusing on service and retreats, including many Kairos retreats. 


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Andy Galus is an award-winning teacher with years of teaching experience. He enjoys the challenge of adapting teaching style and strategies to meet the individual needs of his students and goals of the school. Andy has served in schools throughout the Archdiocese of Chicago, but is delighted to come full circle and be a part of the St. Ben's community once again; teaching at the school where he began his career. He and his wife Peggy, a St. Ben's alumnae, were married here and their two children, Anthony and Andrea, attended the school. Andy looks forward to being a part of the innovative team here at St. Benedict Preparatory School.