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District welcomes new staff members

District 200 welcomed more that 40 new teachers and certified staff members for the new school year.  New staff gathered for meetings the week before school started; worked in their buildings; met with District administrative staff, and took a tour of the district. We’re happy to welcome these new members to our D200 community, and wish them all the best!


 VDELC 2018 New Staff

Verda Dierzen Early Learning Center

Left to Right: Assistant Principal Michelle Martin; Katie Anderson, Pre-Kindergarten; Erin Yazal, PreK; Christine Huffman, Library Media Specialist; Principal Tricia Bogott; Robin Novelle, Kindergarten
Not Pictured: Kim Adams, Pre-Kindergarten 

 Dean Street 2018 New Staff

Dean Street Elementary School

Left to Right:Samantha Hempen, Special Education; Tasha Mackenzie, 3rd Grade; Principal Ryan Doyle; Kristen Robinson, 2nd Grade; Heather McCarter, Special Education

 Greenwood 2018 New Staff

Greenwood Elementary School

Left to Right:Kristine Princer, Pre-Kindergarten; Jackie Paulsen, Social Worker; Jillian Forbes, Orchestra; Principal Tom Wollpert; Allison Joly, Special Education

 Mary Endres & Westwood - 2018 New Staff Member

Mary Endres & Westwood Elementary Schools

Left to Right: Mary Endres Principal Keri Pala; Heidi Galloza, Special Education; Westwood Principal Ryan Hart 

 Mary Endres 2018 New Staff

Mary Endres Elementary School

Left to Right: Ellen Masessa, 1st Grade; Principal Keri Pala; Cristin Shade, 2nd Grade; Kendal Willis, Special Education

 Prairiewood 2018 New Staff

Prairiewood Elementary School

Left to Right: Tamera Tillman, Vision Itinerant; Carrie Westerman, Library Media Specialist; Principal Jared Skorburg; Natalie Piemonte, 1st Grade; Ilona Hutter, Band
Not Pictured: Jane Masteller, Speech/Language Therapist 

Creekside 2018 New Staff

Creekside Middle School

Left to Right: Principal Mike Wheatley; Ilona Hutter, Band; Jill Bazan, Math; Morgan Hettermann, Social Worker; Marielle Brown, Special Education; William Shea, Math; Assistant Principal Francesca Favero; Jose Ortiz, Dual Language Social Studies

 Northwood 2018 New Staff

Northwood Middle School

Left to Right: Assistant Principal Jennifer Spear; Tucker Wilson, Dual Language Science; Logan Kunzie, Special Education; Stacy Savittieri, Orchestra; Michael Wierman, School Psychologist; Xinyu Wilks, Chinese; Principal Bethany Hall

 WHS 2018 New Staff

Woodstock High School

Left to Right: 
Front Row: Amy Wintersteen, Counselor; Lisa Kunzie, English; Betty Carbajal, Math;
Back Row:
  Erich Parpart, Career & Industrial Technology; Assistant Principal Matt Boland; Principal Art Vallicelli; Brandon Spiller, Career & Industrial Technology; Assistant Principal Nichol Mangino; Dean Mike Brasile

 WNHS 2018 New Staff

Woodstock North High School

Left to Right:
Front Row: Kasey Adams, Spanish; Erin Rife, Spanish; Erin Scott, Math; Stacy Savittieri, Orchestra; Xinyu Wilks, Chinese; Mary Peete, Family & Consumer Science;
Back Row:  Athletic Director Brady Stromquist; Assistant Principal Ed Weaver; Principal Darlea Livengood; Assistant Principal Patrick Podgorski; Erich Parpart, Career & Industrial Technology
Not Pictured: Lucille Frey, Madeline Henderson, both Social Studies

 Clay 2018 New Staff

Clay Academy

Left to Right: Kelly Mason, Special Education; Jeremy Bower, Middle/High Math; Principal Dawn Cook; Michael Wierman, School Psychologist