Mrs. Kutsch


I look forward to teaching my second year of 1st grade at St. Thomas the Apostle School. I actually started my teaching career at St. Thomas back in 1996. My teaching journey took me to two other schools; and I couldn’t be happier to be a part of St. Thomas School again.

I graduated from Barat College in Lake Forest, Illinois with a BA in Elementary Education, with a certification to teach grades K-9, a minor in Psychology, and a Language Arts Endorsement. I continue to attend graduate level courses each year in order to provide my students with an education that is aligned with current standards and best practices.

My husband and I have lived in Crystal Lake since 2002. In my spare time I enjoy reading, camping, and cooking.  I look forward to providing our St. Thomas students the best education I can; centered around our faith in a loving and fun-filled environment. 

Mrs. Gvozdjak


This is my fourth year at St. Thomas. I love teaching at our school because of the strong faith filled community. We have an incredibly talented staff and wonderful families!


I have a degree in Early Childhood Education from Northern Illinois University. I have taught Kindergarten and 1st grade during my time at STS.


My husband and I live in Woodstock with our two daughters (4 & nearly 1) and our dog. We attend Resurrection Catholic Church in Woodstock where I have taught both Kindergarten and First Grade Religious Education as well as served as a co-director for Vacation Bible School. I have enjoyed each experience and sharing God's love with the youth of the parish.


In my free time I enjoy gardening, cooking, and spending time with my family. 


Please feel free to contact me with any questions!

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265 King Street - Crystal Lake, IL 60014

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