Roncalli alum returns as teacher

Mulinaro fulfills college credit by teaching at former high school


Photo by Stefan Welsh

BACK AGAIN: Ms. Madelynn Mulinaro teaches in the history department. She is excited to be back teaching after graduating from Roncalli.

History teacher Madelynn Mulinaro, an alumnus of the 2015 graduating class, has returned and teaches both World History and U. S. History. After Roncalli, Mulinaro attended Marian University in Indianapolis. In fact, she is still enrolled at Marian University as a senior. Despite her college commitments, Mulinaro retains the title of a full-time teacher. She has come back to Roncalli after three years away.

“It is very fun, very different in a good way,” Mulinaro said, “because I always had these teachers that I loved and the classrooms that I liked. Now I get to teach in one.”

Mulinaro is also excited, because her sister, junior Emily Mulinaro, attends Roncalli. Mulinaro enjoys softball and hanging out with her two dogs. She lives at home with her family but is also engaged so she spends a lot of her time planning the wedding.

Mulinaro’s best piece of life advice for her students is to never be afraid.

“I was afraid of going to college, living on my own, teaching, getting a job at a young age,” Mulinaro said, “but once I realized everything good is on the other side of the fear, I was alright.”