My name is Laura Franks and I am very excited to be back as the Physical Education Teacher at St. Catherine of Alexandria for the 2019-2020 school year.

Due to the church renovation ALL Physical Education classes will be OUTSIDE until further notice. If you have any questions or concerns please email me at 

***3rd-8th GRADE ONLY - If the weather is too hot for running activities we will be walking for class - our walking path will be from St. Catherine to 105th, to Kildare, to 107th and back to St. Catherine.***  

Stay CHARGER healthy with these SUMMER tips:

Thank you!!!
Our school raised $6,215.00 for the American Heart Association in the 2019 Kids Heart Challenge!
Please check out the 2019 Kids Heart Challenge link for pictures from our event!

In the Alsip community I have been a gymnastics instructor for 15 years at the Alsip Park District. In addition to coaching gymnasticsI am also the Head Pool Manager and Swim Lesson Coordinator at the Alsip Sprayfari Aquatic Park during the summer.  After graduating from Illinois State University I was the Physical Education teacher at Rosa Parks Middle School for 5 years. At Rosa Parks Middle School I taught swimming and physical education to grades 6-8 and was also a Botvin LifeSkills Instructor. During the 2016-2017 school year I taught physical education, fitness and health at Queen of Peace High School. In my spare time I enjoy working out, playing sports, walking my dog, and spending time with family and friends. I am looking forward to seeing each student achieve success through movement this year!