Polish School faculty in 2016/17 school year:
Principal: Małgorzata Moll, MSc., email@example.com
Małgorzata Moll earned MA degree in Polish Studies and Theory of the Theater at the University of Warmia – Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland. She continued her education in the United States at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and earned MA degree in Teaching English as a Second Language. In 2002, she relocated to the United States and continues to work as the instructor of Polish and English language. She was one of the initiators of establishing Saint John Paul II Polish School in St. Louis, Missouri. Since 2011, she has held the position of the school principle as well as classroom teacher of the 6th grade.
Patrycja Darek studied music in the Academy of Music in Łódź, Poland. She moved to the United States in 1990 and studied art and photography at St. Louis Community College. She has worked with young children teaching music, art, swimming and Ai Chi at the YMCA and The Heights Aquatic Center. In addition, she homeschooled her son and continues to actively promote Polish culture, tradition, and customs at home and her son’s school.
Dorota Hicks graduated from Kolegium Nauczycielskie in Bytom, Poland, under the supervision of Silesia University in Katowice in the field of special education. Next she attended Jagiellonian University in Krakow and studied pedagogy of resocialization. In Poland she worked as a school teacher. Since 2005 she lives in the US and continues her professional career.
1st grade teacher: Martyna Kowalska, MSc., firstname.lastname@example.org
Martyna Kowalska earned her MA degree in International Relations and Political Sience in German language at University in Łódź, Poland. She also graduated from College of Foreign Languages and worked as a German language teacher in elementary and high school. She moved to Saint Louis in December 2015 with her husband and two children and in February 2016 she joined the faculty of St. John Paul II Polish School.
2nd grade teacher: Katarzyna Sandoval, MSc., email@example.com
Katarzyna Sandoval graduated Magna Cum Laude from Lake Forest College, Illinois with Bachelors' degrees in Business and International Relations. In 2009 she moved to the state of Missouri where she is homeschooling her children. In 2012 she began to teach geography and science in the Clasically Catholic Memory (CCM) Program at St. Gianna's Parish in Wentzville. In 2013 she joined the Polish school as a second grade teacher. In 2014-2015 school year she will be teaching third grade.
3rd grade teacher: Agnieszka Demska, MSc., firstname.lastname@example.org
Agnieszka Demska was born in Łęczyca into an Air Force family and later moved to Inowrocław. After graduating with a masters degree in Resocialization from Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego in Bydgoszcz, she taught English in South Korea and Vietnam before getting married and settling down with her husband in his hometown of St. Louis. For the next several years she worked with children and adults with disabilities. She and and her husband have two daughters and a son.
4th grade teacher: Katarzyna Niedźwiedzka, MSc., email@example.com
Katarzyna Niedźwiedzka earned her MA degree in Polish Studies and Speech Pathology at the University of Maria Curie-Skłodowska in Lublin. In Poland, she worked as the Polish language teacher in a high school, elementary school, and also as the speech pathologist in a preschool. She has been living in the United States since 2004. While staying in Connecticut, she served voluntary job at University of Connecticut teaching students with Polish ancestry, and also worked in Polish Saturday School in Webster, MA. She actively promotes Polish culture, tradition and customs.
Dr. Dariusz Niedźwiedzki received MSc in physics with elements of pedagogy and PhD in biophysics from Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland. After completion of the graduate school in 2004, together with wife, he emigrated to the United States and was employed by the University of Connecticut. Since 2009, he has been employed at the Washington University in St. Louis where he has continued his scientific carrier and led the interdisciplinary laser spectroscopy facility. He promotes science through scientific shows for students as well as through virtual tours of the laboratory. Hobbies: fishing and reading history and economy books. In 2016, he joined the Polish School as a 5th grade teacher and the teacher of Polish geography in 6th grade.
Roman-catholic religion teacher: Father Hubert Zasada, firstname.lastname@example.org