The following certified staff candidates were approved by the Board of Education for the 2022-23 school year.
Jenna Garcia – Orchestra
Jenna Garcia will join the district’s orchestra directors after serving as interim orchestra director at James Cooper Middle School in Buffalo Grove since January. Ms. Garcia earned her bachelor’s degree from Elmhurst University. While at Elmhurst, she served as chapter president of the American String Teachers Association and chapter vice president of the National Association for Music Education.
Carrie O’Connell – Reading Specialist, Meadowbrook
Carrie O’Connell brings 19 years of experience as an educator to the reading specialist position at Meadowbrook, serving students in all grades. Ms. O’Connell has worked in a similar position at Evanston/Skokie District 65 since 2008. She was a first-grade teacher for five years prior to that. Ms. O’Connell is a Glenbrook North alum who received her bachelor’s degree from Ball State University and a master’s degree from National Louis University.
Frederick Yoon – Science, NBJH
Frederick Yoon will join the Northbrook Junior High science team after spending the previous six months as an instructional aide at Glenbrook North High School where he supported students in Physics, Intro Chemistry and Earth Science. Mr. Yoon has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in education and neuroscience from Lake Forest College. Mr. Yoon also coaches girls and boys high school gymnastics.