Meet the PPS Staff!
7th Grade Counselor
Julie Fox
(630) 827-4519

Julie is the counselor for all the 6th grade students. She has been the GWMS since 1999. She served as the school psychologist in District 44 from 1998-2008. Prior to working in District 44 she was a school psychologist for Elmhurst School District 205 for four years. She also served as a school psychologist in northeast Tennessee for two years. 

8th Grade Counselor
Barbara King
(630) 827-4520

6th Grade Counselor
Jeff Simpson
(630) 827-4516
Jeff is the 8th grade counselor.  He started at Glenn Westlake in 2001. Before starting at GWMS he taught 6th grade, 8th Social Studies and PE in Aurora and Downers Grove.  

School Nurse
Eileen Bell
(630) 827-4512


Eileen has been a school nurse in District 44 for ten years. Prior to that, she worked at Northwestern Memorial, Lurie Children's and Rush. She graduated from Rush University with a BSN and also has a degree in Education from St. Norbert College.

Social Worker
Kelly Konkey
(630) 827-4517

Kelly has been a school social worker in D44 for 16 years. Prior to that she was at Central Middle School in Tinley Park. She is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan School of Social Work. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. At GWMS, she facilitates an after school yoga and literacy club called Mission Propelle ( She also co-facilitates Heart & Sole (, a running and girl enrichment after school program. 

Social Worker
Laura Tilden
(630) 827-4177

Laura has been a school social worker in D44 since 2015 and currently works at Glenn Westlake and Madison Elementary. Laura completed her undergraduate degree at Wheaton College and graduate degree at Loyola University Chicago. 
Laura enjoys working with students of all ages and helping each individual student improve their emotional and communication skills. 

School Psychologist
Jackie Mackin
(630) 827-4523

Jackie Mackin has been a school psychologist at Glenn Westlake Middle School since 2014.  Previously, she worked at Manor Hill Elementary School in the district and in East Peoria Elementary District #86 in East Peoria, IL.  Jackie completed her undergraduate degree at Illinois Wesleyan University and Specialist in School Psychology degree at Illinois State University.  She is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP).  Jackie is a co-coach for Heart & Sole (Girls on the Run), a girl enrichment program focusing on building social-emotional skills and training for a 5k.  She enjoys working with students of all ability levels on developing and improving their social-emotional skills, such as social awareness and emotion regulation.  

Catherine Lewis
(630) 827-4521

Catherine is a speech language pathologist at Glenn Westlake Middle School.  She has been with the district since 2015.  Catherine has a bachelors degree in Child Development from Northern Illinois University, a bachelors degree in Communication Disorders from Governors State University, and a masters degree in Communication Disorders from Governors State University.   She previously worked in Burr Ridge School District #180.  She also works on the weekends as a clinician at a hospital.  She loves working with her students and helping them enhance their communication skills!