Staff Recognitions

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Staff Recognitions


Those Who Excel
The following staff members were recognized with a “Those Who Excel” award from the Illinois State Board of Education: (back row, left to right) Hoffman Estates High School English Teacher Ryan Brown, classroom teacher category; Fremd High School Physical Education Teacher Andrew Kittrell, early career educator category; Schaumburg High School Athletic Director’s Secretary Betsy Grabanski, educational service personnel category; (front row, left to right) Conant High School Principal Timothy Cannon, school administrator category; Hoffman Estates High School Technology Coordinator Christina Ordonez, student support personnel category; Conant High School Booster Club President Julie Rhodes, community volunteer category.

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Also recognized with a “Those Who Excel” award was Palatine’s Promise in the team category. Award winners (not pictured in order): Susan Althoff, Michelle Calisch, Veronica Calvo, Kyle Cauthorn, DeAnn Darow, Marni Foderaro, Sophie Foucault-Lawler, Jaclyn Friel, Jennifer Grapenthin, Elizabeth Harer, Jeanne Hedgepeth, Susan Kirkman, Sergio Lund, Lauren McArdle, Thomas Mocon, Nicole Richmond, Eric Smith, Kristina Stary, Kendall Stromberg, Jaison Varghese, Toni Ventura, and Jason Wodzien.

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Fremd High School Orchestra Director Marla Caballero received the 2014 Illinois Chapter of the American String Teachers Association Outstanding School Teacher Award.

Fremd Orchestra Director Marla Caballero



Conant High School Physical Education Teacher and Boys Gymnastics Coach Mike Opsal was named the National Federation of State High School Coaches Association 2013 Illinois State Boys Gymnastics Coach of the Year.

Boys Gymnastics Coach Mike Opsal



Fremd High School Girls Gymnastics Coach Elissa Ference was named the 2014 Illinois Girls Gymnastics Coach of the Year by the Illinois High School Association. The IHSA recognizes coaches at the state level for their outstanding service and unselfish devotion to student-athletes.

Girls Gymnastics Coach of the Year 2014



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