Mrs. Poropat

Early Childhood

My name is Mrs. Shelley Poropat and I am overjoyed to be your child’s teacher.  I also have the pleasure of working with many of the students in grades K-8 in the afternoon hours as the Response to Intervention (RtI) Coordinator.  I attended St. Jude in Joliet for grade school and graduated from Joliet Catholic Academy High School in 1997.  I then attended Arizona State University where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Education and graduated Cum Laude.  After graduation, I began working in a self-contained K-2 classroom for children with autism in Naperville, at the same time earning my Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership.  After several years, I moved to Valley View School District where I was a resource teacher for students in grades K-2.  I took several years of precious time away from teaching, just shortly after my second child was born to stay at home with my children.  I feel so incredibly lucky to have been able to have that amazing experience.


I also have a passion for dance.  I have been a High School Dance Team coach for the past 15 years. The past 13 years and still counting, have been at my alma mater, Joliet Catholic Academy.  I also have the pleasure of teaching dance to young ballerinas at BDA Dance.  I have been teaching at BDA since 2009.


My husband Ryan, our three children and I have been parishioners at the Cathedral of St. Raymond for the past 8 years.  All three of our children attend St. Raymond School.  Our oldest, Makenna, is in 4th grade.  Our son, Caiden, is in 3rdgrade and our youngest, Taylor, is in 1st grade.  When the school bell rings, we are quite active.  Both of our girls are on the BDA Dance Company and our son plays travel hockey for the Jr. Jaguars.  We feel so blessed to be in such a supportive school community surrounded by the most amazing school and parish families. 


We are going to have an amazing year together!  I cannot wait to share my love of learning with your children.  Get ready for an incredible year in Pre-K!

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