Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School People

RC Aguirre

Administrative Assistant

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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Mark Andersen

Spanish Language Teacher

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

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Shetrice Baker

Lunchroom Manager

Tyra Banks

Teacher's Assistant

Youvette Battles

Teacher's Assistant

Kimberly Beader

Science Teacher

6th Grade Science Teacher GBMS Remote Learning Information

Kelly Belmont

Individuals & Societies Teacher

Hello! I have been teaching at Brooks since January 2018 as the Individuals and So...

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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...

Marc Bishop

Teacher's Assistant

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

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

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

Lawrence Calloway

Hallway Monitor

Fiona Campo

Science Teacher (7.2)

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

Math Teacher Team 8.1

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Johanna Clark

Math Teacher

Originally from Scotland, I have been teaching math for over twenty years. I live in...

Minerva Colbert

Receptionist

Michael Philip Colucci, M.Ed

Special Education Teacher

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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Ruby Dajani

Physical Education Teacher

2020-2021 Physical Education teacher Track and field head coach RAD instructo...

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Andrew Davis

Band Director

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Katie Dean

Instructional Coach

Year Started2005

Caroline Delia

Math Teacher Team 6.2

 

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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

Sam Fishman

Humanities Teacher

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

Donna Fuller

Permanent Substitute

Pam Gaffney

Language & Literature Teacher Team 6.3

This is my 7th year at Brooks Middle School and my 19th year teaching. I grew up i...

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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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Steve Gonsur

Math Teacher Team 6.1

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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Tasha Guerino

Executive Coordinator for Building Management

Veronica Guider

Lunchroom Assistant

Bruce Hansen

Night Custodian

Christiana Harrington

Teacher

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

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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Tara Hermann

Teacher Assistant

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: 1 Years as an Educator: 5 Previous Districts: Evanston/S...

Stacey Jackson

Teacher's Assistant

Ms. Kelly Joyce

Special Education Teacher

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Marshall King

Custodian

Anna Kinnaman

Individuals & Societies Teacher Team 7.2

This is my 10th year at Brooks. I have previously been the GTD teacher and taught Math ...

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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...

James Kline

Learning Specialist

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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

Mr. Todd Leban

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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Freddie Lesser

Permanent Substitute

Yolanda Lewis

Luncrhoom Server

Angelica Love

Curriculum and Instruction Assistant Principal

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

Matthew Maciak

Psychologist

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

Sabrina Maggio

French Teacher

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

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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

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 Arts Teacher

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

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Debra McKinney

Lunchroom Assistant

Mrs. Anna Missman

EL Teacher

Hello and Welcome! My name is Anna Missman.  I have been teaching and supportin...

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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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Michael Moore

Teacher's Assistant

Charlee Moss

Teacher Assistant

Matthew Murphy

Custodian

Kristiana Murray

Art Teacher

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

Samonica Murry

Custodian

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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Jen Olsen

Social Worker

Hello!  My name is Ms. Olsen and I am the 7th grade social worker and at B...

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Lauren Olson

Culture and Climate Coach

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

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

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 love the ocean. I moved to Chicago t...

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Misti Peppler

Occupational Therapist

Sarah Perros

Speech, Drama, Debate Teacher

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

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Otis Powell

Teacher's Assistant

Christopher Pros

Design Teacher

Nancy Radogno

Nurse - Brooks

Matthew Reckamp

Custodian

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

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

Stacey Robertson

Special Education Coordinator - Brooks and Julian

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...

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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Brian Shinners

Design Teacher

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

Esther Smith

Math Teacher Team 6-2

I am so excited to begin the 2020-2021 school year! This will be my second year in Dist...

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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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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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Nefret Stringham

Special Education, Team 7.3

- I have three young kiddos and am a member of the Oak Park community! - My two olde...

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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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Tanya Thigpen

Teacher's Assistant

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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Karen Tokarz

Special Education Teacher

I love nature! I am the youngest of 10 children! This is my 34th year teaching at...

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Bryce True

Permanent Substitute

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

Jennifer Vergara

Permanent Sub

Kayleigh Vernocke

Teachers Assistant

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

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

Rachel Youngberg

Special Education Teacher

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

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