Menlo School Faculty & Staff

Cathy Rettberg

Departments and Positions

Administration: Librarian


Northern Illinois University, Bachelor of Science
San Jose State University, MLIS


My time at Menlo dates from 1997, when my daughter entered the freshman class. All three of my children attended Menlo; in 2004 when my youngest was a junior I was hired as Head Librarian.

After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in nursing from Northern Illinois University, I worked in critical care and obstetrics. A career change led to employment as a school technology director and librarian, during which time I completed a Master’s in Library Science at San Jose State. My graduation present was my new position at Menlo. In July 2022, I stepped down as Head Librarian and now work part-time to support the library program.

When I’m not hanging out with teenagers I can be found in the garden, in front of a sewing machine, on a beach or with a good book.