Mrs. Bingham

This is my twelfth year teaching at St. Thomas the Apostle School. I teach 6th grade math and social studies and 8th grade History and English. I am very excited to be teaching eighth graders for the first time!


Before pursuing a teaching degree, I worked in the financial department of several large corporations. After volunteering in my son’s first grade classroom, I thought that a career in education was the perfect fit for me. I have always loved school and am dedicated to lifelong learning. I have a BBA from the University of Notre Dame in Accounting and French. I also have an MBA from DePaul University in Marketing and International Business. I received a Masters of Arts in Teaching from National Louis University in 2006. I have a Middle School Endorsement in Math, Social Studies, Foreign Language and Business.


I live in Lake in the Hills with my husband of 31 years. My daughter graduated from The University of Chicago and lives in the city. My son is an Admissions Rep for Loras College in Dubuque. Both of our children attended St. Thomas the Apostle School and Marian Central Catholic High School. When I am not at school, I enjoy reading, music, Notre Dame Football, theater, and Chicago Blackhawks Hockey. I look forward to working with your son or daughter this year.


The best way to reach me during the day is by email at mbingham@stthomascl.org.


Mrs. Moscinski

While pursuing a graduate teaching degree, I substitute taught at St. Thomas School and other area districts for years.


I hold a BA from Indiana University in Bloomington.  Recently I graduated from North Park University with a Master's of Arts in Teaching/Elementary Education. I currently hold four teaching endorsements, including the middle school endorsement.


I reside in Lakewood and have three boys, all of whom attended St. Thomas School from kindergarten through eighth grade. I have a sophomore at Northern Michigan University, a freshman at the University of Illinois and a sophomore at Marian Central Catholic High School.

Mrs. Carpenter

I attended Northern Illinois University receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Education, with certifications in Elementary and Special Education. I have successfully completed a number of graduate courses and most recently received a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from National-Louis University. I currently possess State of Illinois certifications in Elementary, Secondary, and four areas of Special Education. 


I began working at St. Thomas School in 1993. I spent several years teaching fourth grade, moving to the junior high level in 2003.

My husband Neal and I have been married for 37 years, and have lived in the Crystal Lake area for 29 years. We have three children—Anne, Elizabeth, and Patrick—all attended St. Thomas School. 


Please refer to the school website for my wish list.

Homework will be posted on the SchoolSpeak website. 

Email address: mcarpenter@stthomascl.org 

School Phone: 815-459-0496 Ext. 236

Mrs. Pomili

I attended Illinois State University receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Education, with endorsements in Business, Mathematics, and Social Science. I also have a Masters of Education degree from Northern Illinois University in Educational Administration.

I began working at St. Thomas School in 2010 as the Assistant Principal. I currently have a 7th grade homeroom and teach 7th grade Math and Literature. Prior to STS, I was a math instructor at McHenry Community College and a junior high Math teacher in Lake Zurich.

My husband Miro and I have been married for 22 years and live in the Village of Lakewood with our twin boys who attend Marian Central Catholic High School. We are parishioners at St. Mary's  Church in Huntley. I look forward to an awesome year with your children!

Please feel free to contact me at 815.455.0496 or mpomili@stthomascl.org

Ms. Braddock

This is my fifth year teaching in a Catholic School and I love the environment! I previously taught Science and Literature to Middle School at St. Mary in Elgin. I attended St. Patrick in St. Charles for K-8 and appreciate my Catholic Education every day. Ever since I was in Third Grade, I have always had a desire to teach.


I graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 2012 with my Bachelor’s Degree in Middle Level Education, with concentrations in English and Science. While at EIU, I was involved in the Newman Catholic Center, with taking Catholic Scholars courses, leading and attending retreats, weekly prayer services, and bible studies. I continue to look for opportunities to increase my faith life at my home parish St. Patrick.


Please feel free to contact me: kbraddock@stthomascl.org

Mrs. Ruffolo

 I attended National Louis University receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education.  I currently possess State of Illinois certification in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Mathematics and Social Science. 

I began working at St. Thomas School in 1995-1997.  I spent several years at home with my two boys, Joey and Anthony. I came back to St. Thomas Jr. High in 2003.

My husband and I have been married for 23 years, and have lived in the Crystal Lake area for 23 years.


 Contact Info.


Please feel free to contact me either by telephone or email.  I check my voice and email messages after school.  I will respond to your message as soon as possible. 


Voice: 815/459-0496

Email: gruffolo@stthomascl.org



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