Montini Catholic High School welcomes new teachers

Montini Catholic High School welcomes five new teachers for the 2014-15 school year, from left: Matthew Loeb, Melanie Bava, Montini Principal Maryann O'Neill, Yin Han Thompson, Timothy Egan, and Steven Nye. | Provided
Montini Catholic High School welcomes five new teachers for the 2014-15 school year, from left: Matthew Loeb, Melanie Bava, Montini Principal Maryann O'Neill, Yin Han Thompson, Timothy Egan, and Steven Nye. | Provided

Montini Catholic High School welcomes five new additions to its faculty for the 2014-2015 school year. The school’s English, fine and performing arts, foreign language, social studies and business and computer departments will each receive new members:

Matthew Loeb has joined Montini’s fine and performing arts department (music) and will be the school’s new pep band director. He earned his bachelor of arts degree in music instruction at Northern Illinois University.

Melanie Bava has joined the English department. She comes to Montini with a bachelor of arts degree in English from the University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana.

Yin Han Thompson joins the foreign language department (Chinese). She is a doctoral candidate at Vision University. Thompson also acquired her bachelor of arts degree at Osaka College and her master of arts from China College.

Timothy Egan is one of the newest members of social studies, business and computer and foreign language (Spanish) departments. Egan has a master of arts, social studies degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; and a bachelor of arts, foreign language degree from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

Steven Nye is also a new member of the social studies and business and computers departments at Montini. He is also a dean of students. Nye has earned his master of education, educational administration degree, at Governors State University; a master of business administration, business degree, from Loyola University; and a bachelor of science degree from Northern Illinois University.

About 75 percent of Montini Catholic High School’s faculty hold a master’s degree or higher. The faculty average number of years of service in education is 20 plus, and the average number of years at Montini Catholic High School is 10 years.

Montini Catholic High School was founded in 1966 and is a four-year comprehensive private Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory high school, located in Lombard, Illinois. The school is accredited by the Advanced Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, the State of Illinois Superintendent of Public Information, and the Illinois State Board of Education.

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