Maryellen Wessendorf is a school nurse in Elgin School District U-46 and shares her experiences working with approximately 2,500 students in a middle school and elementary schools.
John Heiderscheidt is the director of sSafety and Culture at Elgin School District U-46 and works with school personnel in regards to student situations, training and prevention.
Teaching is a rewarding and challenging profession. The day does not end when students walk out the door, however, as Chrissy Olson so eloquently states, “No career is more satisfying than being a teacher.”
Michelle Lose discovered her passion for art after teaching in a regular education classroom for numerous years.
The technology field is continually growing and the growth is expected to continue, and being flexible and helping people are important components of one job.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the employment job outlook to grow by 5 percent from 2012 to 2022. Job interest will continue to grow, but jobs may be competitive depending upon the location.
A nurse serves an important role to address the physical, mental, emotional, and social health needs in the community.
The nursing field is in high demand in Chicago, the job outlook for nurses is expected to continue to increase through the years and opportunities are great in this growing field in health care.
Todd Steele is the president and CEO of Tribeca Flashpoint College in Chicago. He shares insightful information on the college and what it takes to be successful.
Like them or not, standardized tests are a fact of life for Chicago public school students, but one Chicago elementary school has found an innovative way to put all that data to good use, thanks to a new classroom tool.
Alison Karl has a full day as a school social worker in Elgin School District U-46, but has enjoyed seeing her student’s change and grow throughout the years.
“My only advice is to always stay current in this technology; as it changes everyday, we learn something new every day. The computer era will stay with us forever.”
Robert Suastegui is an executive business development consultant who shares his knowledge in business and management for successful business growth.
Skills for time and case management, marketing, and communication with clients and other professionals are something usually learned only by working in a law office.
Jennifer Tallitsch is an elementary principal in Elgin School District U-46 and she discusses the positives and challenges of the position.
Brian Lawrence is a Detective in the Juvenile Investigations Division of the Elgin, IL police department and has been in public service since 1990.
Ahna Holzinger specializes in counseling for couples and works with adolescents and individuals struggling with varying issues.
One minute, I can be working with a sixth grade student who has made huge improvements behaviorally and is opening up about his life, then ten minutes later a third grade boy in one of my groups announces that he is going to name his dog ‘Ms. Smiley.’
There is a high demand in Chicago for bilingual teachers with special education certification, those teachers who hold the certifications will likely find a position quickly.
One Summer Chicago program is accepting applications, but for those who are out of the age range of 14 to 24, Chicago’s job and mentoring opportunities are aplenty.