Support Staff

Assistant Cook

Fanny Florez

Email: florezf@wilmette39.org

Fanny Florez is beginning her third year as the Assistant Cook at Romona School. She is married and has three children; ages 36, 35 and 31. She is happy to be the proud grandmother to eight. In her spare time she loves walking with her dog.

Custodian

Rodrigo Gomez

Email: rochem@wilmette39.org

Mr. Gomez is beginning his ninth year in the district. He attended school in Mexico. When he is not working he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, ages 13 and 17. He is an avid sportsman both playing and spectating.

Computer Support Technician

Carla Krolopp

Email: kroloppc@wilmette39.org

Mrs. Krolopp enjoys everything related to technology, which is why she is the Computer Support Technician at Romona. Before coming to Romona, she worked with the 5th and 6th grade students and teachers at Highcrest Middle School. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science. In addition to her experience in schools, she has many years of experience as a computer programmer with a wide variety of technologies, so feel free to come to her with your tech questions. If she doesn’t know the answer immediately, she likes to investigate it and figure out the answer!

Head Custodian

Nelio Patino

Email: rochem@wilmette39.org

Mr. Patino has worked at Romona for 16 years. He attended Evanston High School. He enjoys playing music in a band. His favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird. His wife Ana, is the cook. Mr. Patino and his wife have 3 children, ages 18, 15, and 4.

Secretary

Maureen Quinn

Email: quinnm@wilmette39.org

847-512-6403

Ms. Quinn is happy to return to Romona School for her fourth year. She graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Science degree double majoring in History and English. After spending her career in the medical field, she decided that working in a school with young children was a welcome change. Her favorite activities are gardening, reading, traveling, binge watching her favorite TV shows and playing with her five grandchildren. She loves many books but her favorite by far is Jane Eyre by Emily Bronte.

School Nurse

MaryAnn Roche

Email: rochem@wilmette39.org

847-512-6402

Mary Ann Roche is a registered nurse starting her eighth year as the school nurse at Romona School. She graduated from Boston College with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing and has worked exclusively in pediatric settings. In addition to working with kids, Mrs. Roche enjoys reading, volunteering and spending time with family and friends. Her favorite book is Wonder by R. J. Placio, which is a great book to read with your older school aged children.

Head Cook

Ana Rojas

Email: rojasa@wilmette39.org

Ana Rojas is beginning her fifteenth year at Romona School. After her very busy days preparing meals for the students and staff, she loves to spend time with her family. She has three children, ages 17, 14 and 3. In her spare time she loves to cook (even outside of school!) and relax whenever she has time.

Secretary

Ellen Smith

Email: smithe@wilmette39.org

847-512-6404

I love working at Romona, This is my twelth year and I have enjoyed each and every one. My daughter Molly and all her activities keep me and my husband Tim very busy in our off time. I also has two stepsons, Bryan and Tim and we get together as often as we can. We love to explore the city and try all sorts of different activities, our favorite hangout is by Buckingham fountain. Prior to accepting my position at Romona, I was a dental assistant in MN, a retail store manager on State Street in Chicago, and managed a low Income Tax Preparation site at Truman College. I love people and children, which makes Romona a perfect match.

Custodian

Oscar Valencia

Email: valencio@wilmette39.org

My oldest child, Oscar Jr., graduated two years ago from SIU in Carbondale. My daughter, Amy, graduated one year ago from Colorado College. My youngest son, Nicholas, will be a senior at Warren High School in Gurnee where he plays basketball and baseball.

In my spare time I like working around the yard, spending time with my family, and watching sports on TV.