Tom Mikolyzk

Tom Mikolyzk

Middle School Social Studies Teacher

Started at Notre Dame: 

January 2023


BA in English and Elementary Education, Beloit College. MA in Library and Information Science, University of Chicago.  CAS in Educational Leadership, Concordia University Chicago.

Additional information:

I am an alderman in the City of Countryside.

Family highlights:

My wife is a professor and director of the writing centers at Loyola University. I have four children; three daughters and a son. My son is a psychiatrist in New York; my two oldest daughters work in IT and finance in Milwaukee, and my youngest is an anthropologist in Edinburgh, Scotland. I have eight grandchildren.

The impact of faith:

I've always tried to work in a mission-driven school.

Free times and pastimes:

I am an avid reader and have a large garden that keeps us busy most of the year. We also like to travel.

Favorite quote/philosophy:

Festina Lente. (Make haste slowly).

Just a note…

This is my 40th year teaching school, 36 of which have been in private school settings. I've also taught Educational Leadership at Concordia University. For three years I was Head of School at a private school in the area, but enjoy teaching far more.

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