New Teacher Profile – Mr. Korso


Mr. Korso (right) and Brother Michael (center) are two of the new faces here at St. Joseph. Check Charger news to see profiles on our new teachers this year.

If you’ve been in the counselor’s office this year, you’ll notice a few new faces to go along with Mrs. Palumbo. One of those new faces is Mr. Korso, who is a counselor for Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors.


Q. What made you want to be a counselor at St. Joseph?

A. I’ve had a background in teaching and it was easy to transition from teaching to counseling because I still get to work with students, as well as I feel it fit me and I was guide to help students.


Q. How were you offered the position here?

A. I actually found the job online, and felt that it was the right opportunity so I took it.


Q. Have you counseled anywhere else? And if so how was the transition from there to St Josephs?

A. this is my first real counseling job, but I have counseled at a middle school before. It wasn’t a hard transition because I’ve worked with kids before so it all felt very natural .


Q. What college did you go to and what degree did you need to become a counselor?

A.  I went to Lewis University and got my Master’s degree and took a 47 hour counseling program. I went to the University of Illinois in Champaign and I initially wanted to be a high school teacher.


Q. Do you like working at St Joseph?

A. Yes, the students and teachers where all very welcoming and nice.


Q. What are some of your hobbies or interests?

A. I love to golf, my wife and I just moved to a new house and I like to do yard work around the house. I’ve played the trumpet for  25 years since I was 10 years old, I love listening to classical music and I don’t have a favorite sport but I like to go to baseball games because it is such an amazing atmosphere.


Q: What about the job appealed to you?

A. Being able to advocate for students, helping them develop their own tools and counseling in general appealed to me about the job.


Q. Where did you work before coming here?

A. I worked at St.Mary’s School in Riverside as a teaching assistant for 3 years.


Q. What are the pros and cons of working at St. Joseph?

A. Pros of working here would definitely be the staff, students, administration and programs offered to the students. The only con would be that the school isn’t close to home.