Teacher Profiles


Cynthia Minatto

Math Instructional Aide

4 years at St. Damian


Cynthia Minatto

  • 16 years at Dist. #130, Blue Island; 3  years at Dist.#168, Sauk Village; 2 years at Dist. #159, Matteson; 1 year at Glenwood School, Glenwood
  • Previous careers: worked 5 years for Hirsch Funeral Homes doing grief support and community education; 5 years at J.C.Penney Regional Credit Office, Supervisor of accounting and control department
  • Loyola University of Chicago, B.S.
  • St Xavier University, M.A.
  • Additional 32 graduate hours in technology, science, and mathematics

Although my formal teaching career started later, I must say that I was always tutoring someone throughout  my high school and college days.  Even though I taught junior high science for 22 years, I have a strong math background.  I love helping students with the logical thinking  in both subjects.  Many of my former students have gone on to careers in science or math.  It was only after a short retirement that I was asked to join the staff here at St. Damian School as a part time  instructional aide for 3rd - 5th grade. In addition, I tutored students from 3rd - 8th grade either before or after school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. I am looking forward to working  with the junior high students in an additional math lab this year.  The possibilities to soar in math are endless! 

When I am not at St. Damian, I treasure being with my two grandchildren, family, and friends!  I am an active member of St. Julie Billiart Parish where I serve as a sacristan for the 9:30 AM Sunday mass,  Eucharistic minister, children’s liturgist, catechist and director of mystagogy for RCIA.