Ms. Corrie Rettelle
Hello! My name is Corrie Rettelle, and this is my 13th year teaching kindergarten at St. Ferdinand School. I graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor in Arts Degree in Elementary Education. After teaching one year of kindergarten, I was hooked! I absolutely love being a kindergarten teacher, and wanted to give my students the best that I could, so I went to graduate school. I received a Master of Science in Early Childhood education from Dominican University.
When I am not with my St. Ferdinand family, I am a proud wife to my husband JJ and a mommy to my one year old son Greyson and my nine year old pitbull named Dozer. We live in Chicago, but love going to Lake Geneva!
I am honored and blessed to be a part of St. Ferdinand. I truly believe that Catholic school helped to shape who I am as a person, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to continue that tradition.
Ms. Emily Babikan
Hello! My name is Emily Babikan and I am one of the Kindergarten teachers here at St. Ferdinand! This is my second year teaching here! I graduated in 2015 from Saint Mary’s University in Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. I love teaching Kindergarten and I am passionate about helping children foster a love of learning for years to come! Every day I learn something new from each of my students, and that is what makes me love coming to work each day! It is such a blessing to work at St. Ferdinand!