Meet Our 1st Grade Team!


Amy Carlino started her first year at St. Benedict Prep as the Technology teacher for grades K-5. She was previously a Learning Assistant at the British International School of Chicago for the past two years. She attended Northern Illinois University and graduated in 2013 with a degree in Elementary Education. She was brought up in a Catholic family and received a Catholic education through grade school. She looks forward to passing on the values and lessons that she experienced through her education. In her free time she loves to travel and spend time with family and friends. 


Debbie Geppert is very excited to be starting her second year teaching First Grade at St. Ben’s.   She has a degree In Elementary Education from North Central College in Naperville and many years teaching experience, her dream job!  Debbie loves spending time with family and friends and looks forward to making memories and lifelong friends at St. Benedict!  


Gina Zadrozny was born and raised in the city of Chicago.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton and worked as a social worker for ten years before going back to school for teaching.  She earned a Master of Arts in Teaching (Early Childhood) from National Louis University in 2008 and has been teaching within the Archdiocese of Chicago since then.  Ms. Zadrozny also completed a post-graduate program in Curriculum and Instruction at National Louis in 2012 and is endorsed in teaching English as a second language.  This is her eighth year teaching and her second year at SBPS. When she is not teaching, she loves to explore the city with her beloved dog, Oscar.