Meet Our Staff

 

2017- 2018 Staff Bio

Name

Position 

Education
Ms. Abraham Science Instructor

B. S. in Cell and Molecular Biology and Spanish- University of Michigan

M. S. in Secondary Education- Johns Hopkins University
 

Mr. Acevedo
Custodian 
 
Mr. Acosta Science Teacher UC Berkeley - B.A. Molecular Cell Biology - Infectious diseases
Mr. Acosta
Learning Specialist
B.S. Humanities for Teaching- Seattle University
Mr. Adams
Band Instructor
B.M. Music Education- University of Massachusetts Amherst
 
M. M. Music Education- Boston University
Ms. Aguila Paraprofessional B. A. in Sociology- University of Wisconsin Madison
Ms. Angel
Student Aide
B. S. in Psychology- Davidson College
Ms. J. Arroyo 
Dean of Discipline 
B. A. in Political Science- University of Illinois at Chicago

M. A. T. in Social Studies- University of Southern California
Mr. Arroyo
Culture Team Member 
B. A. in Psychology- Northern Illinois University

Ms. P. Arroyo

Dean of Operations

B.S. in Secondary Education- Loyola University Chicago

B. A. in Spanish- Loyola University Chicago

M. A. in Educational Leadership- Northeastern University- In Progress

Mr. Avery Culture Team Member B. A. in Communication- Western Michigan University
Ms. Ballard
Director of College Counseling
B. A. in Psychology and Dance- Northwestern University

Ms. Balsewich

Assistant Principal

B. A. in English- Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

M. A. T. in Curriculum and Instruction- National Louis University

Ed. S. in Administration- University of Nevada

Ms. Blewett English Instructor

Bachelor's - DePaul University

Masters- Marquette University

Ms. Blum
Learning Specialist
B. S. in Education and Public Policy- Pennsylvania State University
 
M. A. in Teaching- National Louis University

Ms. Borling

Assistant Principal

B. S. in Biology and Chemistry- Indiana University

M. A. in Teaching- Dominican University

Mr. Bortnick

Math Instructor

B. S. Mathematics and Specialization in Education- Purdue University

Ms. Bowdy
College Seminar Instructor
B. A. in Secondary English Education- University of Kentucky
Mr. Brady
Reading Instructor
B.S. Secondary Education and Social Studies- Butler University

Mr. Bristol

Science Instructor

B.A. in Mathematics Education- Canisius College

M.A. School and Guidance Counseling-  Loyola Marymount University

Ms. Cook

Physical Education Instructor

B. S. Political Science and Spanish- Purdue University

M. A. in Teaching- Dominican University

Mr. Corral

Physical Education Instructor

B. A. in Interdisciplinary Studies and Physical Education- Northeastern University

Ms. Couwenhoven

Learning Specialist

B. S. Secondary Education Social Studies at Indiana University Bloomington

M. A. in Special Education- University of Illinois at Chicago

Ms. Curley
Social Worker 
B. S. in Speech Language Pathology- Marquette University
 
A. M. in Social Service Administration- University of Chicago
Ms. Damon Paraprofessional

B. A. in Youth Ministry/Adolescent Studies- Judson University

M. A. in Special Education- Saint Xavier University- In progress

Ms. Desgrosellier

College Counselor

B. A. in Psychology and Spanish Language and Literature- Western Washignton University

M. A. in Teaching- Dominican University

Ms. Donati

Science Instructor

B. S. in Chemistry and Psychology- University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

M. A. in Teaching- Relay GSE

Ms. Duran Alumni Coordinator

B. A. in Spanish & Latino/a Studies- University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign

MEd. Ed. Policy & Organizational Leadership- University of illinois at Urbana- Champaign

Ms. Dykstra ELL Coordinator

 B. S. Learning & Organizational Change; International Studies- Northwestern University

Teaching Certificate- Dominican University

Ms. Ettlinger
English Instructor
B. S. in Secondary Education- Penn State University
 
M. Ed. Administration- Grand Canyon University
Mr. Fearing
Math Instructor
B. A. in Economics- Lawrence University
     

Ms. Green

English Instructor

B. A. in Sociology- Northwestern University

M. S. in Teaching- Pace University

Ms. Gottke

Dean of Specialized Services

B. A. in Women's Studies and Disability Studies- Miami University

M. Ed. in Special Education- National Louis University

Mr. Grubbs

Science Instructor

B. S. in Chemistry- College of William and Mary

M. A. T. in Secondary Education- Relay Graduate School of Education

Ms. Healy

Math Instructor

B. A. in Religious Studies- University of California Santa Barbara

M. A. in Teaching- Dominican University

M. Ed. in Learning and Teaching with Instructional Leadership Focus- Harvard University

Dr. Heltzel

Reading Instructor

B. A. in Biology and Psychology- Illinois College

M. F. A. in Creative Writing- Texas State University

Ph. D. in English- University of Illinois at Chicago

Mr. Hernandez

Culture Team Member

DeVry University

Ms. Hernandez

Office Manager

B. S. in Bio-Engineering- University of Illinois at Chicago

Ms. Hollis

Math Instructor

B. A. in Mathematics and Spanish- DePauw University

Mr. Hunefeld
Math Instructor
B. S. in Mechanical Engineering- University of Michigan

Mr. Insalaco

Math Instructor

B. S. in Mathematics- Michigan State University

M. A. in Teaching Secondary Education- National Louis University

Ms. James

Learning Specialist

B. B. Administration- Temple University

M. A. Special Education- Roosevelt University

Mr. Kelley

Custodian 

 

Ms. MacCallum

College Seminar Instructor

B. S. in Political Science- University od Wisconsin- Madison

Mr. D. Martinez

Building Engineer

B. A. in Political Science- Triton College

Mr. J. Martinez

Reading Instructor

B. A. in Communication- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Mr. McDonough

Dean of Instruction 

B. A. in English and Secondary Education- University of Michigan

Ms. McDonough

Principal

B. S. in Mathematics- University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign

M. A. in Organization and Leadership- Columbia University

Ms. McKenna

Math Instructor

B. S. in Biopsychology- University of California

M. A. in Teaching- Dominican University

Lt. Meza Ortega

MCJROTC SMI

B. S. Aircraft Maintenance Management- St. Louis University

M. S. Logistics Management- Florida Institute of Technology

Ms. Morgan

English Instructor

B.A. English and Secondary Education- DePaul University

Ms. Morris
Science Instructor
B. S. in Physics- University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign
 
M. S. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction- Northern Illinois University

Ms. Nance

English Instructor

B. M. E. in Music Education- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ms. Nassar

Science Teacher

B. S. in Psychology- Clarkson University

M. A. in Special Education- Dominican University

Ms. Pedraza Paraprofessional B. A. in Psychology and Political Science- Monmouth College

Ms. J. Ramirez

Operations Coordinator

B. A. in K-12 Education and Spanish- Lake Forest College

Ms. L. Ramirez Spanish Instructor

B. A. in Journalism- Universidad de Morelia

M. S. in Political Science- Universidad Vasco de Quiroga

Mr. Record

Interventionist

B. A. in Political Science- University of Notre Dame

Mr. Rivas

Alumni Counselor

B. A. in Government and Spanish- Claremont McKenna College

Mr. Sisco

Math Instructor

B. S. in Mathematics- Northwestern University

B. A. in Psychology- Northwestern University

Mr. Steele

Physical Education Instructor

B. A. in Social Welfare & Justice- Marquette University

B. A. in Spanish- Marquette University

Ms. Thut

Learning Specialist

B. S. in Secondary Education, History and Psychology- Marquette University

M. Ed. Special Education- George Mason University

Ms. Torres

Administrative Assistant

B. A. in Accounting- Robert Morris University 

Ms. Viegut

Reading Instructor

B. S. in Human Development & Family Studies- University of Wisconsin- Madison

Ms. Shanley
Reading Instructor
B. S. in Youth Studies- University of Minneapolis
 
M. A. in Teaching- Hamline University 

Ms. Werd

Reading Instructor

B. A. in History, English and Creative Writing- University of Wisconsin

M. A. in Curriculum and Instruction- University of Mississippi

Ms. Williams

Administrative Assistant

B. S. in IPO Communication- University of Wisconsin -Stevens Point

Ms. Wong

Learning Specialist

B. A. in Public Policy- University of Chicago

M. A. T. in Special Education- National Louis University