A Saint Ignatius Education

Language Department

A message from Language Department Chair Cheryl Grens..


"To have another language is to possess a second soul."

Illinois and Global Seals of Biliteracy

Saint Ignatius College Prep offers junior and senior students the opportunity to attain the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy and the Global Seal of Biliteracy.

The Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy and the Global Seal of Biliteracy are awarded to students to certify that they are biliterate in English and one or more world languages. A biliterate person must be able to read, write, speak, and understand another language in addition to English at the intermediate high or greater proficient level. 

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Meet the Language Department

List of 14 members.

  • Photo of Karin Alfaro

    Ms. Karin Alfaro 

    Spanish Teacher
  • Photo of Aaron Bohr

    Fr. Aaron Bohr , S.J. 

    Chinese & Social Studies Teacher
  • Photo of Franco Cirulli

    Dr. Franco Cirulli PhD 

    Latin/Greek Teacher
  • Photo of Courtney Crawford

    Ms. Courtney Crawford 

    Spanish Teacher
  • Photo of Anna Donko

    Ms. Anna Donko 

    Spanish Teacher
  • Photo of Fernando Fonseca

    Mr. Fernando Fonseca 

    Spanish Teacher
  • Photo of Lauren Gillilland

    Mrs. Lauren Gillilland 

    Spanish Teacher
  • Photo of Cheryl Grens

    Ms. Cheryl Grens 

    Spanish Teacher/Department Chair
  • Photo of Anca Guiu

    Ms. Anca Guiu 

    French Teacher
  • Photo of Kellye Guzik

    Ms. Kellye Guzik 

    French Teacher
  • Photo of Ana Krause

    Mrs. Ana Krause 

    Spanish Teacher
  • Photo of Miriam Leung

    Dr. Miriam Leung PhD 

    Chinese Teacher
  • Photo of Rebecca McBride

    Ms. Rebecca McBride 

    Spanish Teacher
  • Photo of Matthew Sparapani

    Mr. Matthew Sparapani 

    Latin/Greek Teacher

Saint Ignatius College Prep

Saint Ignatius College Prep, a Jesuit Catholic school in the heart of Chicago, is a diverse community dedicated to educating young men and women for lives of faith, love, service and leadership.