Polish School faculty in 2016/17 school year:

 

Principal: Małgorzata Moll, MSc., moll@polskaszkolastl.org

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.

 

Kindergarten teacher: Dorota Hicks, MSc., hicks@polskaszkolastl.org

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.

 

Pre-school teacher: Martyna Kowalska, MSc., kowalska@polskaszkolastl.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.

 

1st grade teacher: Katarzyna Sandoval, MSc., sandoval@polskaszkolastl.org

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.

 

2nd grade teacher: Barbara Golab-Keenan,MSc., golab-keenan@polskaszkolastl.org

She studied accounting at Wyzsza Szkola Bankowa in Wroclaw, Poland. She has been living in St. Louis since 2004 where she works in the field of logistics. She has two children, with whom she speaks Polish and cultivates Polish traditions.

 

3rd grade teacher: Katarzyna Niedźwiedzka, MSc., niedzwiedzka@polskaszkolastl.org

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.

 

5th grade teacher: Dariusz Niedźwiedzki, PhD, niedzwiedzki@polskaszkolastl.org

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.

 

6th grade teacher: Małgorzata Moll, MSc., moll@polskaszkolastl.org

 

Roman-catholic religion teacher: Father Hubert Zasada, parishoffice@polishchurchstlouis.org