Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School People

RC Aguirre

Administrative Assistant

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Darren Alejos

Media Assistant

Your GBMS Media Center Assistant! I love comic books/graphic novels, and YA realis...

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Katy Alejos

Language Arts Teacher Team 8.3

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Mary Alheim

Special Education Teacher

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Mark Andersen

Spanish Language Teacher

¡Hola! Yo soy el Señor Andersen. I have been teaching here at Br...

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Pedro Andrade

Permanent Substitute

Shetrice Baker

Lunchroom Manager

Angel Banks

Executive Coordinator

Tyra Banks

Teacher's Assistant

Melissa Barone

Math Teacher Team 6.3

Youvette Battles

Teacher's Assistant

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Kimberly Beader

7th Grade Science Teacher

7th Grade Science Teacher  

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Kelly Belmont

Individuals & Societies Teacher

   

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Yael Berenson White

Math Interventionist

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Abigayle Berman

Social Worker

This is my 8th year in District 97! I am excited to be with the 8th graders at Brooks M...

Tracy Biggerstaff

Nurse - Brooks

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Frank Blackman

Choir Director

I teach Chorus and Speech/Drama/Debate I grew up in Cleveland  I studied Mu...

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Antoine Bland

Curriculum and Instruction Assistant Principal

Welcome to Brooks! I'm looking forward to the upcoming school year. We are all in t...

Marion Bolden

Custodian

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Cindy Borah

Language Arts Teacher Team 6.2

~ I was born in Manila, Philippines. ~ I am conversational in Tagalog and Spanish. ...

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Hannah Boudreau

Social Worker

I am an alumnus of Aurora University where I completed my Master’s Degree in Soci...

Larrissa Bowman

Teacher's Assistant

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Lauren Brock

MTSS Specialist

I began teaching at Brooks in the fall of 2004. In my time here, I have taught language...

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Kina Brown

Physical Education Teacher

Degrees: B.S. Communications - Western Michigan University;M.S – Criminal Justice...

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Leslie Budde

Speech-Language Pathologist

Wecome to Brooks!  I work full time as a Speech-Language Pathologist for all three...

Brandon Burch

Custodian

Angela Caldwell

Teacher Assistant

Lawrence Calloway

Hallway Monitor

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Fiona Campo

6th Grade Science Teacher

Hey Brooks Family!  I am beginning my teaching career at Brooks this year as a ...

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April Capuder

Principal

Learner Profile: Risk Taker I'd like to welcome you and your child to Brooks Mid...

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Fernando Carrillo

Orchestra Teacher (Brooks/Julian)

Vashti Carter

Administrative Assistant

Joseph Casanovas

6th Grade Math Teacher

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Marcus Charles

Permanent Substitute Teacher

Minerva Colbert

Receptionist

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Michael Philip Colucci, M.Ed

Special Education Teacher

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Aaron Joseph Contraveos

Math Teacher Team 7.3

I was born in Melrose Park and was raised in Addison, IL. I went to several colleges an...

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Agnes Contraveos

Science Teacher Team 8.1

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Jeff Cowart

Hallway Monitor

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Andrew Davis

Band Director

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Katie Dean

Instructional Coach

Angelica Degante

Multilingual Teacher

Caroline Delia

Math Teacher Team 8.3

 

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Jill Dombek

Language Arts Teacher Team 8.1

I have been a teacher at Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School since 2004. I am currently a...

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Quinn Ebert

Math Teacher Team 8.2

It is my 14th year of teaching and 8th year at Brooks. I grew up in a small t...

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Douglas Eichstaedt

Humanities Teacher Team 8.3

Degrees: University of Wisconsin, Madison B.A. History and Political Science;DePaul Uni...

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Patricia Feierberg

7th Grade Language and Literature

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John Fergurson

Custodian

Shanita Fillyaw

Math Teacher

Carlo Fiorito

Night Custodian

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Sam Fishman

Humanities Teacher

Degree in Secondary Social Studies/History Education from Illinois State University ...

Ashley Flemming

Teacher Assistant

Lilliana Frischman

Teacher Assistant

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Pam Gaffney

Language & Literature Teacher Team 6.3

This is my 9th year at Brooks Middle School and my 22nd year teaching. I grew...

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Michael Gillespie

Physical Education Teacher

Email:  [email protected] Link (https://www.op97.org/brooks/agendas) to GBMS ...

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Melissa Godwin

Certified Nursing Assistant

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Steve Gonsur

7th Grade Math Teacher

The 2020-2021 school year marks my 25th year teaching math in district 97.  I curr...

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Lary Grimaldi

Science Teacher Team 6.2

Check my Canvas page for any updates regarding class, assignments, and assessments.

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Veronica Guider

Lunchroom Assistant

Christiana Harrington

Teacher

I am Christiana Harrington,Sixth Grade Individuals and Societies Teacher.   ...

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Darren Haus

Math Teacher Team 7.1

Hello Students and Parents! This is my 18th year at Brooks and my 23rd year teaching...

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Mark Hausfeld

Humanities Teacher Team 7.2

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Elizabeth Hill

Special Education Teacher

- This is my 8th year teaching at Brooks.   - I love to cook!  (and e...

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Riley Hoerner

Reading Specialist

Year at GBMS: 3 Years as an Educator: 7 Undergraduate Studies: B.A. Element...

Gerald Holmes

Physical Education Teacher

Jordan Ivery

Hallway Monitor

Stacey Jackson

Teacher's Assistant

Denetria Johnson

Teacher Assistant

Marie Jones

Teacher's Assistant

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Ms. Kelly Joyce

Special Education Teacher

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Anna Kinnaman

Individuals & Societies Teacher Team 7.2

I have been working at Brooks since 2011. I look forward to working with you!  ...

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Stacie Klein

Culture & Climate Assistant Principal

Welcome to Brooks! I'm looking forward to the upcoming school year and making the m...

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Vito Lagioia

Spanish Language Teacher

Hola, soy profesor de español en la escuela Brooks.  Some interesting fa...

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Daniel Larocca

Custodian

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Todd Leban (He/Him/His)

Art Educator

About Me Mr. Leban comes from a family of educators. He graduated from Illinois State ...

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Miles Lee

Language & Literature Teacher, 7.2

    - MAT - Dominican University   MBA - University of Detroit ...

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Casey Leiby

IB and Special Area Coordinator

Yolanda Lewis

Lunchroom Server

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Angelica Love

Curriculum and Instruction Assistant Principal

Hi! Welcome to Brooks! I hope you have a wonderful year! I'm here to support you...

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Matthew Maciak

Psychologist

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns regarding your ...

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Sabrina Maggio

French Teacher

B.A. in French / English from ISU M.A. French Literature ISU Teacher Certificatio...

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Vicki Malina

Special Education Teacher

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Blanca Martinez

Spanish Language Teacher

Hola, Soy la Sra. Martinez. I love to travel, listen to music, dance and do arts and...

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Timothy McDonald

Adapted P.E. Teacher

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John McDowell

Science Teacher Team 7.1

I have been a teacher for twelve years, a science teacher at Brooks for five, and ...

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Carin McKinney

7th Grade Language & Literature Teacher

I taught for 10 years in high schools and have enjoyed the last six years teaching 7th ...

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Debra McKinney

Lunchroom Assistant

Juahana Mctizic

Teacher Assistant

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Jeffrey Missman

I&S 8.2

Hello. I have been teaching in D97 as an I&S (social studies) for over two dec...

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Isabel Monaghan

Title 1 Tutor

Matthew Murphy

Custodian

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Kristiana Murray

Art Teacher

About: Kristi Murray believes in teaching art through the lense of art therapy, soc...

Samonica Murry

Custodian

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Jennifer Nelson

GBMS Teacher Librarian

This year begins my 24th year of teaching, all of those in D97. I worked in bankin...

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Carrie O'Heron

Special Education Teacher

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Jen Olsen

School Social Worker

Hello!  My name is Ms. Olsen and I am on of the school social workers and ...

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Lauren Olson

Culture and Climate Coach-Brooks

I have the pleasure of serving as our Brooks Middle School Culture and Climate Coach. I...

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Steve Olson

Design Teacher

Background: I began teaching in District 97 in 2016. I am excited to be part of the ...

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Randi Orlin

BRAVO Executive Assistant or Admin Asst

Andrea Ortiz

Occupational Therapist

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Meaghan Pabellon

GBMS Art Teacher

Hello Brooks Young Artists and Families! My name is Mrs. Pabellon.  This is my ...

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Ms. Lisa Pearson

Language and Literature, Team 8.2

About Me: I am from San Francisco and moved to Chicago to earn an MFA from The ...

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Misti Peppler

Occupational Therapist

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Sarah Perros

Speech, Drama, Debate Teacher

Professional Interests: Improvisation & Speech Team Coach Degrees: Und...

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Otis Powell

Teacher's Assistant

Donald Preston

Permanent Substitute

Christopher Pros

Design Teacher

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Veena Rajashekar

Curriculum Specialist Grades 6-8

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Thomas Reising

Science Teacher Team 6.3

This is my 18th year teaching at Gwendolyn Brooks.  I grew up in Northwest Indiana...

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Tina Reynolds

BRAVO Artistic Director/Program Manager

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Jennifer Rhoades

Health Teacher

• I’ve taught health for over 15 years at the middle and high school level. ...

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Sonjee Roberson

Teacher's Assistant

Soundara Robert

Teacher Assistant

Stacey Robertson

Special Education Coordinator - Brooks and Julian

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Seth Robey

Science Teacher Team 8.3

Taught at Brooks since 1999. I enjoy domestic and international travel, the outdoors...

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Thomas Rocco

Physical Education Teacher

Hi!  My name is Tom Rocco and this is my 19th year teaching physical education in ...

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Tasia Rodriguez

Science Teacher Team 7.3

This is my 5th year at Brooks! Before Brooks, I taught at a CPS school for 7 ...

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Edgar Roman

Math Teacher

I have been a teacher since 2004; I have been at Brooks since 2019. I love wa...

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Luke Scanlon

Special Education Teacher

My wife Colleen and I have a 1 year old daughter named Hannah I am from Chicago an...

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Thomas Schoedel

Teacher Assistant

Brook Sefcik

Special Education Teacher

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Brian Shinners

Design Teacher

Welcome Back!! Looking forward to teaching you all this year at Brooks!!  This ...

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Esther Smith

Math Teacher Team 6-2

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! This will be my fourth year at Brooks teachi...

Mary Smith

Permanent Substitute

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Stephanie Smith

Individuals & Societies Team 6.1

GBMS Remote Learning Information Please check class Canvas page for any updates rega...

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Santino Spilotros

Custodian

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Ms. Laura Stamp

Science Teacher

I consider myself incredibly lucky to be teaching the best subject!  I love everyt...

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Mrs. Nichelle Stigger

Language & Literature

Language & Literature Team 6.1

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Stephanie Suerth

French Language Teacher

Madame Stephanie Suerth is excited to be a Brooks Eagle and part of D97 World Language ...

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Cameron Szymczak

Special Education Teacher

Tanya Thigpen

Teacher's Assistant

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Stephanie Thomas

Special Education Teacher

Welcome to 8th Grade with Ms. Thomas. We will make this a great year in spite of our cu...

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Georgia Tsaganos

6th Grade Individuals & Societies, Team 6.3

I’m an area native to the Forest Park, Oak Park, River Forest area and I’m ...

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Lashonda Tucker

Lunchroom Assistant

Kayleigh Vernocke

Teachers Assistant

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Susan Walsh

Spanish Language Teacher

¡Hola! Yo soy la Señora Walsh. My two daughters go to Lincoln and my...

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Patricia Washington

Hallway Monitor

Russell Williams

Teacher's Assistant

Victoria Williams

Lunchroom Server

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Ms. Megan Wilson

Special Education Teacher

Hello!  My name is Megan Wilson and I am a Learning Specialist on team 6-2 at&n...

Pamela Woods

Lunchroom Assistant

Michael Youngberg

Special Education Teacher

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Rachel Youngberg

Special Education Teacher

Professional Interests: Cheerleading and Dance Coach Degrees: Undergraduate Degree i...

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