Henry Wadsworth Longfellow School People

Megan Ablan

Music Teacher 2nd-5th Grade

2020-2021 will be my 5th year at Longfellow. I love teaching music, it's my passion...

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Julie Anderson

2nd Grade Teacher

Eric Bachmann

5th Grade Teacher

Greetings!   My name is Eric Bachmann, and I am proud to be a new 5th grade t...

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Juliana Bagri

4th Grade Teacher

Kristen Barney

Teacher's Assistant

Dr. Kila Bell-Bey, Ph.D., LCSW, MSW

ECSE/PKP Social Worker

Hello D97 families!  Welcome to the school year!!  My name is Dr. Kila B...

Lindsey Bennett

Physical Education Teacher

Colleen Berger

PKP Teacher

My name is Colleen Berger.  I teach Prekindergarten for the PKP program at Longfel...

Ms. Rachel Brown

1st Grade Teacher

Hi, I'm Ms. Brown! I will be teaching 1st grade this year. This is my second year t...

Elizabeth Chase-Vivas

English as a Second Language Teacher

Erica Childress

Student Support Specialist

Shannon Conroy

Special Education Teacher

Catherine Cronin


Veronica Dabney

Kindergarten Teacher

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Matthew Daniel

3rd Grade Teacher

My name is Matt Daniel and this is my third year teaching, all of which have been at Lo...

John Davis

Building Engineer

Kiera Degman

Language Arts Specialist

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Katie Egner

Special Education Teacher (PKP)

Hi, My name is Katie Egner. I started teaching in 2011 in early childhood special educa...

Judy Friesen

Music Teacher

Professional Interests: Greater Chicago American Orff-Schulwerk Association (GCAOSA), A...

Taylor Furlong

Instructional Teacher Intermediate

Lindsay Golemes

3rd Grade Teacher

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Molly Graber

MTSS Interventionist

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Amy Green

Special Education Teacher

Hello, My name is Amy Green. I have 10 years of teaching experience in special educatio...

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Tricia Groben

Instructional Coach

Tricia Groben joined District 97 in 2012 after 9 years of teaching experience in second...

Canika Gulley

Social Worker

Degrees: MSW-University of Chicago;BA-University of MichiganYear Started2002-03

Faith Harris

Assistant Principal

A little bit about me! I graduated from Western Illinois University in 2011 with a b...

Margaret Heflin

Teacher's Assistant

Nora Heide

5th Grade Teacher

Hi There! I am so excited to meet the 2020 5th graders and their families.  Let me...

Brianne Henrichs

4th Grade Special Education Co-Teacher

I am excited to begin teaching 4th grade in a co-teaching role this school year!  ...

Laura Hill

5th Grade Teacher

Background I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2017 a...

Rosa Hoak

1st Grade Teacher

B.S. in Elementary Education & Special Education, New York University M.E.d in C...

Marion Ivey

PKP Teacher

  Marion Ivey completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Educatio...

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Aaron Jaramillo

FLES Teacher

Amy Jefferson


Amy Jefferson began her role as Longfellow principal in July 2019. Prior to joining Dis...

Erica Keto

Kindergarten Teacher

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Shelly Lewis

Lunchroom Server

Amanda Mack

Occupational Therapist

Liza Marinelarena-Lynch

FLES-Spanish Teacher

Degrees: Bachelor of Arts- Spanish, Eastern IL University; Master of School Leadership ...

Eduardo Martinez


Molly Masters

2nd Grade Special Education Teacher

Timothy McDonald

Adapted P.E. Teacher

Lauren McKeand

Speech-Language Pathologist

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George Merriweather

4th Grade Teacher

Greetings,   About me: I am a passionate, enthusiastic, and innovative teach...

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Cathy Morgan

Physical Therapist

Beth Mulsoff

Kindergarten Teacher

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Kristine Murphy

Media Assistant

Scott Naber

2nd Grade Teacher

Degrees: Criminal Justice and Psychology from St. Ambrose University;Masters in Teachin...

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Allison Nelson

3rd Grade Teacher

Welcome to Longfellow!  My name is Mrs. Nelson and I am excited to learn and ...

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Rike Neubert

Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP)

NICE TO MEET YOU!  I moved to the Chicago area from Germany in 2002 and have li...

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Elizabeth Niewald

5th Grade Teacher

Please checkout our classroom webpage here.

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Jill Pacyna

PKP Teacher

Degrees: MA Reading BS Early Childhood Experience Prekindergarten Teacher 200...

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Roxane Pasquinelli

2/3 Multiage Teacher

Hi, I am Mrs. Pasquinelli. This year is my 17th year of teaching third grade ...

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Maggie Patino

Speech Therapist

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Elisabeth Patterson

P.E. Teacher

ExpertiseAdapted Physical Education

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Sharon Pearce

Teacher Librarian

Publications: School LIbrary Journal-book reviewer since 1998 Degrees: Masters in Li...

Eric Podlasek

2/3 Multiage Teacher

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Shannon Polega

Social Worker

Ivone Powers

Lunchroom Server

Jennifer Raia

Art Teacher

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Shabaaz Ranney

Orchestra Teacher

Laura Reeves

Special Education Coordinator - Beye, Irving, Longfellow, Mann

Nickoll Richardson

Teacher's Assistant

Juan Rodriguez

4th Grade Teacher

Jennifer Russ

2nd Grade Teacher

My name is Ms. Russ and I am excited to be your second grade teacher this year! I ...

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Alyssa Ryan

5th Grade Teacher

I am excited to teach 5th grade after having taught 3rd grade for the past seven years....

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Ashley Salazar

Teacher's Assistant

Rob Sassetti

3rd Grade Teacher

Leanne Scaro

Enrichment Specialist

About Me 2020-2021 This is my 27th year teaching elementary school and my 24th&n...

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Sheila Schrems

Kindergarten Teacher

Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Marquette University;Masters of Education i...

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Julie Scianna

Teacher's Assistant

Dominique Scott

1st Grade Teacher

Hello! I am Miss Scott. I grew up in Oak Park. In 2018 I graduated from Knox ...

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Kaelie Seatter

Art Teacher

Michael Sorensen

1st Grade Teacher

After receiving my bachelors degree from Columbia College Chicago I decided to take a j...

Kottie Stebbing

Teacher's Assistant

Teri Svehla

Lunchroom Manager

Hannah Tatro

Kindergarten Teacher

Hi, I'm Mrs. Tatro! I grew up in Oak Park and love teaching in this community I cal...

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Debra Taylor

Administrative Assistant

Arnetta Thompson

Enrichment Specialist

Grace Tipton

Instructional Teacher Primary

Maria Tsagaris

Teacher's Assistant

Rory Utter

3rd Grade/ Co-Teacher


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Amy Vogt

Band Teacher (Lincoln & Longfellow)

Click here to go to my webpage. Expertise Band

Matthew Wilberg


Ryan Winchell

2nd Grade Teacher

This is my 12th year at Longfellow and my 17th year of teaching. I taught 1st grade the...

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Jeanne Witz

1st Grade Teacher

I have been in Education for almost 30 years as a classroom teacher, teacher assistant,...

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Felicia Word

Teacher's Assistant