Phone: (708) 747-3535


Degrees and Certifications:

BA Elementary Education, minor English MA Special Education

Miss Francine Castillo

My name is Francine Castillo. I teach 3rd grade at Arcadia School. I have been in a classroom for 12 years, but I've been teaching for 8 years. This will be my fourth year at Arcadia.

I first started teaching first grade at a school on the south side and have also directed a special education program for two years in South Holland. I received my Bachelors in Elementary Education with a minor in English as well as my Master of Arts in Special Education from Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois. In my personal time I enjoy reading, travel, and riding my bike.

Phone: 708-747-3535 ext. 5202


Degrees and Certifications:

BA Early Childhood Education

Mrs. Michelle Dusing


Hello! My name is Michelle Dusing. I have been teaching in the Matteson School District for 14 years. I currently teach third grade in a co-taught classroom at Arcadia. I graduated from Governors State University with my Bachelors in Early Childhood Education. 

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and watching and playing sports. I have a five-year-old daughter that keeps our family busy!!! I look forward to a great school year. Please, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me anytime by email or Class Dojo.