I am from Columbus, Ohio and the youngest of three boys. I studied pre-medicine at Notre Dame, and entered the seminary with Holy Cross after graduating. I am in the first of two years in the ACE Teaching Fellows program and will be ordained a priest in April of 2024.
My names is Michele Psalidas. I graduated from WGU in 2019. I have been working in the South Bend School Corporation for the last 4 years, spending 1 year teaching 4th grade and the other 3 years teaching kindergarten.
I have two children. My son Alan is an English teacher at a local school. My daughter works full-time and is attending college where she is working on a double a major in philosophy and business.
My husband and I have 6 Saint Bernard dogs which keep my afterwork hours very busy and greatly loved. I also enjoy gardening in the summer, reading and as much family time as I can get with everyone's busy schedules. I am looking forward to a great year at St. Adalbert!
My home town is South Bend, Indiana. I also lived for 12 years in Naperville, Illinois.
I attended St. Joseph High School and Indiana University where I received my teaching degree.
My teaching experience started at Corpus Christi school teaching 2nd grade. Presently, I am in my 2nd year teaching 1st grade at St. Adalbert's. Prior experience I taught Kindergarten at South Bend schools, Pre-K at Covenant Christian, and Religious Ed at St. Pius X.
I have three wonderful girls. All three are out of college pursuing their passion.
I enjoy teaching the lower elementary children and watching them grow.
My name is Blanca Leverton. I have taught 2nd grade at St Adalbert for about 10 years. Before becoming a teacher I used to volunteer as a CCD teacher on Saturdays for the parish. I am married and have 4 kids. The oldest is 6 years old and the youngest is 4 months old. In my free time I like to do things with my family like visiting zoos and going swimming.
I am a Mishawaka girl, born and raised, and not wanting to be too far from home, I chose Indiana University South Bend for college. I met my husband there; we got married (33 years), and after three kids, moved to South Bend. I took an extended (10+ years) break from college to be a stay at home mom, and when they were all in school full time, I worked on finishing my degree--finally! I began my teaching career in area public schools, and when I was not allowed to pray with my students on 9/11/2001, I needed to follow my heart to a place where worship, compassion, and prayer were not only allowed, but encouraged, daily. That led to the perfect choice for me--straight into Catholic education! I spent an awesome 15 years in 1st grade at Saint Thomas the Apostle, before spending the next five years in Middle School at Mishawaka Catholic. I came to Saint Adalbert last year, and I love teaching 3rd grade here. With our kids now grown up and on their own--two in town, one in Indianapolis, my husband Pat and I really like to travel. We're huge baseball fans, so we have fun traveling to different major league ballparks in the summer. Our very favorite is Yankee Stadium in New York City. We adore our two grandsons--twin boys, Tyler and Cameron (9 years old) and our two granddaughters--Sawyer (5 years old) and Mia (4 years old). They provide lots of entertainment and are the greatest joy of our life! I am beyond proud to serve this wonderful Saint Adalbert community, and I look forward to being a part of all the amazing things we will do and become as a school and parish!
I am married (33 yrs.) to Jennifer, with two daughters Caleigh and Bridgette. I am starting my twenty-first year of teaching for the Diocese. I have been teaching 4th grade for fifteen years.
I am the Middle School Social Studies teacher and Athletic Director here at St Adalbert. I am a South Bend native, having lived here my whole life. I graduated from the University of Bethel in nearby Mishawaka, IN. My hobbies include coaching football, basketball and baseball, reading non-fiction and spending time with my family.
I have an Associates in Business and a Bachelors in Psychology. I have over 20 years working with children. I returned to the classroom after working at Notre Dame for 13 years. Thank You Fr. Joe Carey for the advice that the littles needed me. I am married and have two children which are both St. Adalbert Alum. I enjoy listening to all kinds of music. It helps me relax.
I was born & raised on the South Side of South Bend. I attended Riley High School & Huntington College. I taught in SBCSC for 36 years. I retired & came back to teaching. This is now year 42 for me as a teacher.
¡Hola! I am Yadira Gonzalez and am currently in my 4th year as the Pre-K-5th grade religion teacher. I graduated from Saint Mary’s College in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Cellular Biology. You might be wondering what a biologist is doing teaching elementary religion. God’s ways are not always the most apparent, but I can say that He has been guiding me through my entire life and my Catholic education has led me to a deeper love for God himself. This love for Him has led me back to my grade school: Saint Adalbert! Being a student here was such a blessing, and I am now sharing that same blessing with my students.
I am the music teacher at St. Adalbert and Our Lady of Hungary Catholic Schools. I graduated from Bethel University (then Bethel College) in 2015 with a degree in music education. I am licensed to teach vocal and instrumental music K-12. I taught for seven years in the South Bend School System, then God called her to work at these two wonderful schools. Outside of teaching, I enjoy my beautiful garden, reading, and walking with my husband and dog.
My name is Sandi Cramer and I am proud to be a St. Adalbert Eagle!
I grew up in South Bend and received a Bachelor's Degree in Education from IUSB. I am also certified in English as a New Language (ENL). I have been teaching for 30 years and this is my fourth year at St. Adalbert.
I have a true passion for working with our youngest learners!! Helping each child progress in all areas of their development.
Personally, I have been married for 34 wonderful years and have two fantastic children 28 and 21. In my spare time I enjoy reading, knitting, crocheting, relaxing at the beach, and spending time with friends and family.
I look forward to working together with you as a partner in your child’s growth and development!!
I am very fortunate to be working as a librarian at St. Adalbert school. The faculty cares about all children and guides them to be good students and to follow Catholic values. My background is diverse, as I have elementary, secondary and special education degrees. I taught school for more than 20 years and have been employed as an educational diagnostician, a track coach and have operated a nursery school. My hobbies are books, swimming and working with wonderful dogs! I love children of all ages and benefit from getting to interact with a diversity of students.
Prior to working for St Adalbert I was a social worker. I worked for Elkhart Co for 8 years; helping families be the best they can be. I am also a certified parenting instructor. Being the Parent Liaison for St Adalbert has been a blessing.
I am one of our Title I teachers, and a lifelong resident of South Bend where she lives with her husband and three children. Her favorite activities include reading, taking long walks at Notre Dame, and attending sporting events with her family.
Title I teacher at St. Adalbert School for 13 years. Prior to working at St. Adalbert School, I worked for the SBCSC. I have taught grades 1-6.I have been teaching for 38 years. I received my bachelor's and master's degrees from Indiana University. I am blessed to be a part of the St. Adalbert School community.
I teach technology at St. Adalbert. I am originally from New Jersey where I taught for many years in both public and catholic school. I am very happy to be teaching here.
I graduated from Montclair State University , where I earned an undergraduate degree and 2 master degrees. In addition to teaching in New Jersey I supervised the Fine and Practical Arts Department, Social Studies and Science Departments.
I have three daughters, two sons-in-law and seven grandchildren who keep me very busy!
In my spare time I like to cook, walk and read. I love teaching and hope to share my love of learning with my students.
I have 3 kids that attend St. Adalbert. We love animals, especially horses and chickens. We love to take walks, especially in the cool weather.