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-GU) x8119

Dave Curtin (GV-PE) x8112

Otis Lane (PF-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


William Flood x8124

A-De, Class of 2020-2022

A-D, Class of 2023

Carla Cheatham x8114

Df-Hi, Class of 2020-2022

E-La, Class of 2023

Jennifer Bylut x8115

Hj-Mon, Class of 2020-2022

Lb-O, Class of 2023

Anna Rauch x8117

Moo-Sal, Class of 2020-2022

P-Sam, Class of 2023

Kristine Bonebrake x8116

Sam-Z, Class of 2020-2022

San-Z, Class of 2023

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

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


Tamara Pryor x8111

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

Spanish - English Translator

Rosario Jaramillo x8162

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 Secretary

Sharryn Smyth x8133

Special Education Coordinator

Jacki Frederking x4845


Carly Kaplan x8125

Alissa Sauer (708)342-8246

Diamond Douglas x8147

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