I will be on maternity leave starting on January 19th 2021 - please email Mr. Evan Hoffman at for any Physical Education related questions! 

I am so excited to be back at St. Catherine and to see everyone! Let's get ready to get our bodies moving!

*The gym floor, and all equipment will be disinfected between each class cohort.**

January - Drop Everything and Move Calendar!

Back to School Video! - click here :)

E-Learning 3rd-8th Grade- in the event we go back to E-Learning I will be posting activities/games on Google Classroom. (5th-8th Grade) All assignments will have a DUE DATE. Students are encouraged to complete the activity during their normal P.E. time. Any assignment turned in late will receive 1 point off. Please log in to GOOGLE Classroom for assignments/activities! Click the link below ANNOUNCEMENTS for class codes. 


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 2020-2021 school year!

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!