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 (A-GOM) x8119

Dave Curtin (GON-N) x8112

Otis Lane (O-Z) x8113

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

Guidance Counselors

William Flood (A-De) x8124

Carla Cheatham (Df-Hi) x8114

Jennifer Bylut (Hj-Mon) x8115

Anna Rauch (Moo-Sal) x8117

Kristine Bonebrake (Sam-Z) x8116

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

Theresa Connelly x8110

Ted Bailey x8136

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


Tamara Pryor x8111

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

PPS Secretary

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 Secretary

Sharryn Smyth x8133

Special Education Coordinator

Jacki Frederking x4845


Carly Kaplan x8125

Diamond Douglas x8147

Kelly Eastman x8146

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

Nedra Lee x4825

Works with students to improve speech and language skills

Spanish - English Translator

Rosario Jaramillo x8162