Ms. Banas's Homepage

Welcome to Ms. Banas's page!
I teach Kindergarten through Fifth Grade Physical Education at Komarek.  This is my 13th year at Komarek!  I am the Athletic Director and also coach 7th grade soccer as well as 8th grade boy's volleyball.  
Before I came to Komarek, I taught Physical Education for a year at Riverside Brookfield High School.  I received my Bachelor of Science Degree from Illinois State University.  Go you Redbirds!
I love teaching our Komarek students how to be active and also exposing them to sports and activities that they might not have experienced before.   
Besides teaching and coaching I REALLY enjoy running, but also like skiing, and attending as many Blackhawks or White Sox games that my schedule will allow.  Below you can look at all of my medals I have received from all of my races.  The longest race I have completed is a half marathon (13.1 miles!) and my goal is to one day complete a marathon.  Setting and achieving goals is important...always believe in yourself!
My office is located in the auditorium and my door is always open.  If you ever have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to email me or call me at extension 146.