Ms. Berk joined the St. Cletus team in 2018. Mrs. Berk/Marinelli teaches 4 math courses (accelerated/high school Algebra I, 8th Algebra I, 7th accelerated pre-Algebra, 7th pre-Algebra), as well as our 8th grade Physical Science curriculum. Over the past two years, Mrs. Berk/Marinelli has sponsored and coached 15 students to reach the state level of competition for the Illinois Junior Science Academy Science Fair. Over the summer, Mrs. Berk/Marinelli participated in another professional development opportunity with the ASM Materials Science Foundation and attended a week-long virtual sustainability forum for teachers PK-12. She received her Masters in Middle Grades Education from DePaul University and her Bachelors of Science in Biology with a minor in Hispanic Studies from Illinois Wesleyan University. In her free time, she loves to read, cook/bake, and do yoga.