Student Services

The Student Services Department is a group of professionals trained to provide support (academic, personal, career, discipline, attendance, health, etc.) to students, parents and teachers. The following is a specific list of responsibilities for each division of the Student Services Department:

Assistant Principal for Student Services

Ed Sterling x8106

Supervises the PPS Department. Coordinates testing. Prepares the Master Schedule. Oversees course selection.


Michele Jurgens x8119

A - Gu, All grades

Dave Curtin x8112

Gv - Pe, All grades

Otis Lane x8113

Pf - Z, All grades

Oversees attendance; Regulates and helps maintain discipline; Promotes an orderly, safe, and secure learning environment; Supports students, parents, and staff with behavior management techniques.


William Flood x8124

A - De, Class of 2021-2022

A - D, Class of 2023

A - C, Class of 2024

Carla Cheatham x8114

Df - Hi, Class of 2021-2022

E - La, Class of 2023

D - Ho, Class of 2024

Jennifer Bylut x8115

Hj - Mon, Class of 2021-2022

Lb - O, Class of 2023

Hu - Mu, Class of 2024

Anna Rauch x8117

Moo - Sal, Class of 2021-2022

P - Sam, Class of 2023

Mv - Sam, Class of 2024

Kristine Bonebrake x8116

Sam - Z, Class of 2021-2022

San - Z, Class of 2023

San - Z, Class of 2024

Counsels students in personal, academic, and career domains; Teaches developmental guidance lessons; Schedules students; Oversees testing (PSAT, ASSET, ASVAB, A.P., Consumer Ed); Promotes and maintains parental/community relations.

Project Manager

Amy Richardella x5264

Assists Assistant Principal for Student Services and counselors; Coordinates special projects for the Student Services Department; Arranges College and Career Speakers; Scholarship Coordinator.

Social Workers

Samantha Cravens x8136

A - L, All grades

Theresa Connelly x8110

M - Z, All grades

Sarah Sabatino x8137

Serves as a liaison between school, home, and community; Provides consultation with parents regarding behavior management and community resources; Provides individual and group counseling to identified students.

PPS FAX: 708-371-4615

PPS Secretary

Kathi Zylman x8107

Answers questions and monitors the PPS office; Teams with other PPS staff to monitor graduation, testing, and other records in PPS; adjusts grades as requested.


Sharlene Innocenti x8151

Prepares transcripts and student records; Assists in the PPS office for various projects.

Deans' Secretary

Gina Rampage x8108

Assists Deans with discipline records; Monitors records and files; Assists with attendance.

Attendance Secretary

Karen Edwards x8109

Monitors and records attendance; Writes state and local reports.

Special Education Coordinator

Jacki Frederking x4845

Special Education Secretary

Sharryn Smyth x8133


Carly Kaplan x8125

Diamond Douglas x8147

Alissa Sauer (708)342-8246

Identifies and coordinates programming for special education students; Screens and assesses possible candidates for special education; Obtains and maintains special education records; Consults with staff and parents regarding needs of students.

Speech Pathologist

John McGarry x8225

Works with students to improve speech and language skills.


Tamara Pryor x8111

Reviews student immunization records; Responds to student illness or injury; Monitors student in-school medication.

Nurse's Assistant

Sandra Sandoval x5244

Spanish - English Translator

Rosario Jaramillo x8162