Teacher Profiles


Francesca Chimera-Klem

Music Teacher Pre-K3-8, Choir Director, 8 th grade Musical Director




Francesca Chimera-Klem

B.S.- Johnson & Wales University; Baking and Pastry Arts, Pastry Chef

Baking and Pastry Arts certificate from Yssingeaux, France

Pastry Arts Instructor for Triton College

Lead vocalist and keyboardist for band Related Rhapsody for 8+ years

Cantor for St. Damian and St. Alexander Music Ministry for 7+ years

National Anthem singer for the Chicago White Sox & Chicago Bulls

As a St. Damian alum, I am overjoyed to be teaching at a parish I have not only graduated from but have been a parishioner at for over 20 years. Early on in my childhood, art and music have been instrumental in my life, which led me down the path of becoming a pastry chef and professional musician. I have been fortunate during my singing career to preform for Chef Emeril Lagasse, and for numerous major sporting events doing National Anthems in Rhode Island, for the Chicago Bulls, and the Chicago White Sox. I currently preform regularly with my band, Related Rhapsody, that I started with my brother Anthony (also a St. Damian graduate), singing Soul, Motown, Disco, and Rock music throughout the Chicagoland area for local establishments, private parties, festivals, and out of state. Formally trained in piano, guitar, ukulele, flute, and piccolo, my music background allows me to be able to share my skills, knowledge, and passion for music so the students of St. Damian can grow to love and appreciate the fine arts.  Email Mrs. Chimera-Klem