Advisory Task Force

The Advisory Task Force will provide the Fall 2020 Planning Committee with additional insight and perspectives to consider as the Committee reviews considerations related to the 2020-2021 school year.

Advisory Task Force members were selected from volunteers that indicated interest through stakeholder planning surveys. Participants were selected based on relevant experience while ensure a variety of backgrounds and perspectives are represented.


Faculty/Staff Representatives

Subcommittee:

Advisory Task Force

Leaders:


Kari Cremascoli

Taylor Harvey

Staff Name

Position

School

Sub-Committee Assignment

Josh Andrews

Physical Education Teacher

WJHS

Health and Safety

Maddie Elman

2nd Grade Teacher

Romona

Health and Safety

Leslie Williams

Paraprofessional

Romona

Health and Safety

Kate Culligan

7th Grade Teacher

WJHS

School Operations and Logistics

Stacey Forde

World Language Teacher

HMS

School Operations and Logistics

Pamela Hochwert

LBS Special Education Teacher

McKenzie

School Operations and Logistics

Mike Holden

Instrumental Music Teacher

HMS

School Operations and Logistics

Val Moroz

7th Grade Teacher

WJHS

School Operations and Logistics

Ally Rappaport

Speech-Language Pathologist

Romona

School Operations and Logistics

Tracey Shimabukaro

Paraprofessional

McKenzie

School Operations and Logistics

Lisa Winter

Food Services Coordinator

MEC

School Operations and Logistics

Teresa Alfaro

2nd Grade Teacher

McKenzie

Teaching and Learning

Monica Brown

Spanish Teacher

Harper

Teaching and Learning

Christina Heyde

6th Grade Teacher

HMS

Teaching and Learning

Vanessa Kovachy

Psychologist

Central

Teaching and Learning

Katie Longstreth

Paraprofessional

Central

Teaching and Learning

Sarah Samborn

3rd grade Teacher

Central

Teaching and Learning

Kristina Taylor

5th Grade Teacher

HMS

Teaching and Learning


 

Parent Representatives


Parent Name

School

Background and Expertise

Sub-Committee Assignment

Lee Bass

Romona, HMS

  • Pediatric gastroenterologist at Lurie Children’s Hospital

  • Faculty at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

  • Clinical practice director involved in safety logistics for hospital workers and patients

Health and Safety

Julia Goebel

WJHS

  • District 39 parent of nearly 10 years

  • Vice President of the Wilmette Park District Board

  • Professional focus on healthcare and software marketing             

Health and Safety

Kate Kirley

Harper

  • Director of Chronic Disease Prevention for the American Medical Association

  • Collaborates with public health entities to improve preventative care and solve complex health issues at the national, state and local levels

  • D39 parent of a child at the elementary school level             

Health and Safety

Najah Musacchio

Central, HMS, WJHS

  • Pediatrician specializing in adolescent medicine with a focus on mental health

  • Experience developing and directing the Mental Health in Primary Care Program at Lurie Children’s Hospital

  • D39 parent of three children across the elementary, middle and junior high levels             

Health and Safety

Raina Paul

Romona

  • Pediatric emergency medicine physician

  • Director of Quality Improvement and Safety at Advocate Children’s Hospital

  • D39 Parent of two elementary school children

Health and Safety

Erin Stone

Romona, HMS, WJHS

  • D39 Board of Education Member

  • Board liaison responsible for monitoring statewide legislation and legislative trends

  • Experience as a Special Education Associate at the elementary school level             

Health and Safety

Katie Weedon

Harper, HMS, WJHS

  • Pediatric infectious diseases physician at Advocate Children’s Hospital

  • Experience in communicable diseases and infection prevention

  • D39 parent of three children across the elementary, middle and junior high school levels             

Health and Safety

Julie Adrionopoli

Central, HMS, WJHS

  • Independent consultant with experience working in the private and business sectors

  • Experience in policy and program development for nonprofit and government organizations

  • D39 parent of three children across the elementary, middle and junior high school levels 

School Operations and Logistics

Chris Beer

Harper, HMS

  • Small business software consultant specializing in strategies for marketing, automation, retention and operation for small businesses

  • Experience transitioning businesses between virtual and hybrid operational models.

  • D39 parent of two children across the elementary and middle school levels             

School Operations and Logistics

Casey Brown

McKenzie, WJHS

  • Civil litigation attorney and certified mediator

  • PTO President Elect at Wilmette Junior High School and Former President of the Highcrest Middle School PTO

  • D39 parent with more than a decade of experience with children at the elementary, middle school and junior high levels             

School Operations and Logistics

Sara Lapidus

Romona, HMS

  • Special education teacher in a special education co-op

  • Experience teaching students with low incidence disabilities, including experience with emotional and Autistic behavioral support

  • D39 parent of children at the elementary and middle school levels             

School Operations and Logistics

Amy Poehling

Central, HMS

  • D39 Board of Education Member

  • Board liaison responsible for review of the Wilmette Community Special Education Agreement

  • D39 parent of children at the elementary and middle school levels 

School Operations and Logistics

Nicole Rose

Romona, HMS, WJHS

  • Experience in community mental health advocating for parents and children as a school social worker

  • Establishing a company focused on mental and physical wellness

  • D39 stay-at-home parent of children at the elementary, middle school and junior high levels           

School Operations and Logistics

Freya Burton

Romona, WJHS

  • Chief Sustainability & People Officer at LanzaTech

  • Coordinated COVID-19 response for LanzaTech

  • D39 parent of children at the elementary and junior high school levels 

Teaching and Learning

Hiranda Donoghue

Harper, HMS

  • Deputy General Counsel & Vice President at Baxter International Inc.

  • Board member of WTTW/WFMT (PBS)

  • D39 parent of children at the middle and junior high school levels             

Teaching and Learning

Nathan Harada

McKenzie, HMS, WJHS


  • National board certified educator with more than 15 years of teaching experience

  • Instructor of UIC Methods of Teaching Physics and Chemistry

  • D39 stay-at-home parent of children at the elementary, middle and junior high school levels 

Teaching and Learning

Anne Hart

Central, HMS

  • Central School PTA president for the 2020-2021 school year

  • Experience in brand management and business development for nationally recognized coorporations

  • D39 parent of children at the elementary and middle school levels 

Teaching and Learning

Shauna Smith

McKenzie, HMS

  • Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer at a sports agency representing professional athletes

  • Experience leading company and clients through COVID-19 crisis

  • D39 parent with children at the elementary and middle school levels 

Teaching and Learning

Brian Yeh

McKenzie

  • Vice President of New Products and Partnerships at Bayesian Health

  • Experience assisting hospitals forecast and manage complications like respiratory failure in COVID-19 patients

  • D39 parent of a child at the elementary school level 

Teaching and Learning



Student Representatives
 

Student Name (3)

Grade

School


Jordan L.

7

WJHS

Health and Safety

Julia M.

5

Romona, HMS

School Operations and Logistics

Madeline D.

6

HMS

Teaching and Learning


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