Mick Best

Science Teacher, Campus Ministry, & Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach
“Alright, Lord, it’s your Church now. I’m going to bed.” Pope John XXIII


Mr. Best grew up here in Peoria and is an alum of the Class of 2014! He is thrilled to be back at PND. He has seen his faith grow here from the many opportunities to receive the sacraments and participate in campus ministry events, as well as hearing the stories of other teachers about why they desire to be at PND. Mr. Best decided to become a teacher because he enjoys helping others come to know that they can learn and achieve something new, including learning what we all are capable of doing! Outside of school, Mr. Best enjoys reading, being outside, and playing sports. He can even dunk a basketball — on a good day. 



  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University of Illinois
  • Master of Arts in Philosophical Studies, Mount St. Mary's University
  • Master of Arts in Theology, Augustine Institute

About Mr. Best

  • Started Employment at PND in 2022
  • Peoria Notre Dame Class of 2014