New Faculty and Staff Spotlight


Mrs. Andrea Lampasona

Job Title/Classes Teaching?

Chemistry, Physics, and Anatomy & Physiology

Biography/Educational Background? 

I grew up on the southwest side of Chicago and attended Maria High School.  I earned my bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University and a master’s degree from University of Illinois. My husband Mike and I have three grown children and a crazy black lab.

Why did you choose to work at Joliet Catholic Academy?

I believe in Catholic Education and I am passionate about science, so I am so very excited about the opportunity to teach science classes at Joliet Catholic Academy!

What is your favorite quote?

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”    ― Maya Angelou



Miss Karlyn Budz

Classes: Teaching Physics and Chemistry
Educational Background: JCA ’16; Loras College ’20
Why did you choose to work at JCA? I chose to work at JCA because I love the environment and the family aspect. When I started looking for teaching jobs my number one priority was a place that I can express creativity in the classroom but also collaborate with other teachers to give our students the best education and JCA was just the place.
Favorite Quote? “I go to seek a great perhaps.”

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