Henry Wadsworth Longfellow School People

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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

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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

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Kristen Barney

Teacher's Assistant

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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...

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Lindsey Bennett

Physical Education Teacher

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Colleen Berger

PKP Teacher

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

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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

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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

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Kiera Degman

Language Arts Specialist

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Mike Dolan

Physical Education Teacher

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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...

Sarah Enloe

Title 1 Tutor

Colleen Floyd

Special Education Resource Teacher

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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

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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...

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Canika Gulley

Social Worker

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

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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

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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

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Laura Hill

5th Grade Teacher

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

Grace Hoak

Occupational Therapist

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Rosa Hoak

Kindergarten Teacher

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

Alexandria Howard

Teacher Assistant

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Marion Ivey

PKP Teacher

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

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Aaron Jaramillo

FLES Teacher

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Amy Jefferson


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

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Erica Keto

Kindergarten Teacher

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Christine Knox

Teacher Assistant

Shelly Lewis

Lunchroom Server

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Amanda Mack

Occupational Therapist

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Liza Marinelarena-Lynch

FLES-Spanish Teacher

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

Eduardo Martinez


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Molly Masters

2nd Grade Special Education Teacher

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Timothy McDonald

Adapted P.E. Teacher

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Lauren McKeand

Speech-Language Pathologist

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Erin Meehan

Special Education Teacher

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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

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Beth Mulsoff

2nd Grade Teacher

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Kristine Murphy

Media Assistant

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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

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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

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Eric Podlasek

2/3 Multiage Teacher

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Shannon Polega

Social Worker

Ivone Powers

Lunchroom Server

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Jennifer Raia

Art Teacher

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Shabaaz Ranney

Orchestra Teacher

Ayesha Razi

Teacher Assistant

Matthew Reckamp


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Laura Reeves

Special Education Coordinator - Beye, Irving, Longfellow, Mann

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Nickoll Richardson

Teacher's Assistant

Juan Rodriguez

4th Grade Teacher

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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...

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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

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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

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Michael Sorensen

1st Grade Teacher

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

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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

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Hannah Tatro

Kindergarten Teacher

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

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Bianca Taylor

Kindergarten Teacher

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Debra Taylor

Administrative Assistant

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Arnetta Thompson

Enrichment Specialist

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Rory Utter

3rd Grade/ Co-Teacher


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Tiffany Verzani

Teacher Assistant

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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

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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