Staff Member: Jessica Beckner
Mrs. Beckner graduated from Southern Illinois University with a BS in Elementary Education in 2005. She began her career teaching 4th grade Fine Arts Magnet in the Kankakee School District in Illinois, where she was born and raised. After teaching in the public school system for 7 years, Mrs. Beckner was offered an opportunity to teach at Aquinas Catholic Academy in Kankakee. As an alumni of this Catholic school, she was thrilled to have an opportunity to give back to a community that gave her so much growing up. She was excited to teach her faith! Mrs. Beckner is currently the 5th and 6th grade teacher at St. Johns and also the specialist teacher in social studies for the 4th through 6th grades.
“I could not be more thrilled to bring my experience and faith to the students at St. John’s. I am so blessed to have this opportunity. Thank you for being so welcoming to me here, in my new home!”
“I was blessed to have a strong Catholic education as a child. I love that I get to provide that experience for the children and families at St. Johns!”