Mrs. Rourke is a St. Mary alumna of the Class of 2003 and graduated from Lincoln-Way East in 2007. Mrs. Rourke has earned a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Saint Xavier University in 2011. She completed a portion of her student teaching practicum at St. Mary School in a second grade classroom, under the supervision of Mrs. Griebel. She began her teaching career at St. Mary as a teacher aide in kindergarten, working alongside Mrs. Pell. She continued onto the preschool at the Cathedral of St. Raymond, where she held the position of 3-year old preschool teacher for three years. She feels that St. Mary School has helped shape her into the person she is today. Mrs. Rourke was blessed to have the opportunity to begin the very first preschool program at St. Mary School.