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Totschool Teacher Bios
a   Amelia A. Lozano

Amelia is the Totschool Supervisor and brings over 30 years of experience to the Woodridge Park District. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Education from Lewis University and a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University. Amelia’s passion for teaching is evident not only at the Park District, but in all facets of her life. In addition to teaching children in Woodridge, she also acts as the Sunday School Director at Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church in Westchester. Amelia and her husband live in Woodridge and have five children and two grandchildren.  Outside of Totschool, Amelia enjoys reading, movies, traveling and spending time with family.

a   Cindi Bielawa

Cindi initially began teaching at Totschool as a substitute teacher and was hired in 2016 as a permanent teacher. She loves teaching children and enjoys their energy and fun personalities. Cindi previously taught preschool in Downers Grove, was a Girl Scout leader for six years and was very active in her children’s school PTO. Prior to moving to Woodridge 25 years ago, Cindi lived in Fort Worth, Texas, where she attended Tarrant County College. Her and her husband have been married or 30 years and have a son and daughter.

a   Cheryl Lang

Cheryl is in her sixth year teaching at Totschool and teaching the four-day class for four-year-olds. She previously worked as a nanny and a teacher at St. Joan of ARC and KinderCare, and also volunteered with the Girl Scouts of America. Cheryl resides in Woodridge with her husband and three children, two of whom are Totschool alumni. She and her family enjoy spending their summers together at Jelly Stone Campground.

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a   Anne Rossi

Anne received her teaching degree from Eastern Illinois University and a reading endorsement from Governors State University. Her teaching history includes Title 1 Reading and Math for grades K-6. This is Anne’s third year as a Totschool teacher and her favorite part of teaching young children is when a child understands a new concept and expresses their excitement to learn more. Anne and her husband live in Downers Grove, have three sons and enjoy family vacations during the summer.

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  Estelle Callaghan

This is Estelle’s third year teaching Totschool. She believes teaching is one of the most rewarding and challenging professions, which is what motivated her to receive a K-9 Elementary Teaching Certificate after completing her education in Speech Pathology. Estelle has been married for 29 years and has two sons and lives in Darien. She enjoys exercise, long walks with her dog and spending time with family and friends.

a   Gina Liska
Gina could not be more excited to be joining the Totschool team. She resides in Woodridge with her two children, both alumnis from the Totschool Program. Before teaching at Totschool, she ran a home daycare for several years. When she isn't teaching, she enjoys spending time with her family and doing home decor and design. She also loves animals, especially her dog, Bo.