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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Kimberley Allgood

Long-Term Substitute

Deja Anderson

Permanent Substitute

Penelope Antonacci

Permanent Substitute

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 am a first grade teacher at Longfellow. I have been teaching s...

Jennifer Bulls

Title 1 Tutor

Elizabeth Chase-Vivas

Multilingual Teacher

Erica Childress

Student Support Specialist

Desiree Combs

Teacher Assistant

Shannon Conroy

Special Education Teacher

Tanisha Cross

Teacher Assistant

Veronica Dabney

1st Grade 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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Mike Dolan

Physical Education Teacher

Katie Egner

Special Education Teacher (PKP)

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

Sarah Enloe

Title 1 Tutor

Colleen Floyd

Special Education Resource Teacher

Judy Friesen

Music Teacher

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

Anne Fussichen

Media Assistant

Emily Gallagher

Teacher Assistant

Sparkle Gibson

Permanent Substitute

Lindsay Golemes

3rd Grade Teacher

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Molly Graber

MTSS Interventionist

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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...

Gina Harris

Climate and Culture Coach

Gina Harris is the Culture and Climate Coach for Julian feeder schools: Beye, Irving, L...

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...

Caleisha Henyard

Certified Nursing Assistant

Laura Hill

5th Grade Teacher

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

Grace Hoak

Occupational Therapist

Rosa Hoak

Kindergarten Teacher

I graduated from NYU with my B.S. in Elementary Education & Special Education in 20...

Alexandria Howard

Teacher Assistant

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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Christine Knox

Teacher Assistant

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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Erin Meehan

Special Education Teacher

George Merriweather

4th Grade Teacher

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

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Lisa Michels

Title 1 Tutor

Cathy Morgan

Physical Therapist

Beth Mulsoff

2nd Grade 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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Dr. Rike Neubert

Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP), PhD

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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Maribel Ortiz

Teacher Assistant

Jill Pacyna

PKP Teacher

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

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Roxane Pasquinelli

Third Grade Teacher

Hi, I am Mrs. Pasquinelli. This year is my 19th 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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Arionne Perkins

Teacher Assistant

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

Ayesha Razi

Teacher Assistant

Matthew Reckamp


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

Hello! I'm Mr. Sassetti, and I teach 3rd grade here at Longfellow. I grew up i...

Leanne Scaro

Enrichment Specialist

About Me 2022-2023 This is my 29th year teaching elementary school and my 26th&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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Tammy Schulz

Long-Term Substitute

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

Lisa Shea

Teacher Librarian

Michael Sorensen

1st Grade Teacher

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

Stacy Sorg

3rd Grade Teacher

I am excited to begin my 12th year of teaching here at Longfellow.  This will be m...

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Kottie Stebbing

Teacher's Assistant

Teri Svehla

Lunchroom Manager

Meghan Taino

Speech-Language Pathologist

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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Bianca Taylor

Kindergarten Teacher

Debra Taylor

Administrative Assistant

Arnetta Thompson

Enrichment Specialist

Rory Utter

3rd Grade/ Co-Teacher


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Tiffany Verzani

Teacher Assistant

Amy Vogt

Band Teacher (Lincoln & Longfellow)

Click here to go to my webpage. Expertise Band

Theresa Weigel

Special Education Teacher

Ebony Welch


Matthew Wilberg


Jennifer Williams

Certified Nursing Assistant

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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Jennifer Wray

Teacher Assistant