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7th Grade

7th Grade Teacher Bios & Contact Info

Mrs. Banduch (Math) -
Welcome! I teach 7th grade math here at OGS. I have a Master of Arts in Teaching and Leadership from St. Xavier University and a BBA in finance from Texas State University, where I also completed my teacher certification requirements. I taught junior high math in Texas and Tennessee before taking some time off to stay home and raise my young children. My husband’s job moved us to the Libertyville area in 2001. I have been teaching at OGS since the Fall of 2002. I have three children, Kaitlin, Aaron and Eric. They are all Grovers and graduates of Libertyville High School. Every year, I look forward to getting to know my students and teaching math. My favorite 7th grade activities are the Camp Duncan trips.

Mrs. Sims (LA & Lit) -
Hello! My name is Becky Sims and I teach 7th Grade Literature and Language Arts. I have a Bachelor of Arts in English from DePauw University, a Master of Arts in Education from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master of Arts in English from Bowling Green State University. I started teaching in 2000, and I have spent the last 17 years teaching high school English and then College Composition. I joined Oak Grove School in 2018, and I am enjoying working with 7th graders. I moved to Green Oaks in 2015 with my husband and three children. We love Oak Grove School! I love working with students and helping them develop a passion for reading and writing.

Mrs. Pusateri (Science) -
My journey to teaching science began with I received my radiation therapy certificate, followed by a BS in secondary education.  I then went on to pursue my masters in Teaching Leadership with an additional thirty-six graduate hours in technology.  My career began eighteen years ago teaching science in middle school. Born and raised in the Chicago burbs, I love to snorkel, zumba, bike, hike, and my dogs (2 german shepherds).   I have served as the head of the Science SAC for the past three years.  Currently I mentor both the Computer Club and Robotic Club.  Bringing the most advanced skills in today’s world as well as instilling a passion for science and our environment is what I look forward to bringing to my students each and every year.

Ms. Klingler (LA & Lit) -

Bio coming soon

Mrs. Smith (Resource) -
Mrs. Smith earned her Bachelors degree from Ohio University and her Masters degree from St. Xavier in Chicago. She is from the central Ohio area where she taught math, language arts and served as a special education teacher. Today she serves as a Resource teacher for Oak Grove. She is married and has two grown children. Mrs. Smith enjoys watching romantic comedies, spending time on the beach and she loves chocolate! On Saturdays you can find her enjoying Big Ten football.  She looks forward to an awesome year with her students.

Mr. Picchiotti (Social Studies) -

Bio coming soon