CHS Teachers Named to Who's Who Among American Teachers
Many teachers from Community High School in West Chicago were recently named to Who's Who Among American Teachers for 2004. Only high school and college students who are themselves named to Who's Who Among American Students and the National Dean's List are invited to nominate one teacher from their entire academic experience. Those teachers and the students who nominated them (if available) include:
Math teacher Michael Assaf by Brian Correa, Foreign Language teacher Sarah Bellis by Tyler Hempel, Counseling Department Chair Maura Bridges by Esmerelda Robles, Math/Computer science teacher Frank Burzynski by Algelica Reyes, English teacher Katarina Claiborne by Suhag Parkh, Social Studies teacher Mary Ellen Daneels by Adriana Vargas, Orchestra/Choir Director Brandon Fantozzi, Math teacher Michael Doll by Joey Parks and Tito Pedraza, Director of Bands James Guter by Alberto Allende and Megan Dalton, Math teacher Aaron Hayes by Tatiana Podstavkova; Social Studies teacher Shawn Healy by Aron Morris, Counselor Jill Holubetz by Ernesto Roma and Volodymir Nikorich, Family & Consumer Science/Industrial Arts Department Chair Paul Junkroski by Christine Hendron, and Social Studies teacher Candace Kairys by Beca Duran.
Also, ESL teacher Ina Kalnajs by Noemi Gomez, English Department Chair Jeff Kargol by Claudia Cortez, English teacher Jason Kling by Ronnie Michalek, English teacher Wayne Kosek by Becky Dennis, English teacher Laura Kuehn by Lisa DeReadt, Social Studies teacher Barbara Laimins by Dan Ballines, Math teacher Barbi Mathews by Elena Suarez, ESL teacher Mary McCarter by Agata Jesionka; Math teacher Stacey McGrath, English/Gifted Ed. teacher Judy Minor, Science Teacher Karan Oliver-Tucci, English teacher Patricia Santella by Kurt Fenner; ESL teacher Janelle Stephancic by Claudia Cortez Reyes; Special Education teacher Catherine Thielberg by David Aguirre, English teacher Jill Tylk by Melissa Prusko, and Social Studies teacher Sandra Wilson.
"We are very proud of our fine teaching and counseling staff," said Community High School Principal John Highland. "It is gratifying to see them recognized for the positive impact they have had on the lives of their students," he added.
Who's Who Among American Teachers is distributed to all state superintendents of public education and several hundred public libraries throughout the country. It is the only publication dedicated exclusively to the recognition of America's premier teachers.