As is custom during the end of spring semester for both Oak Park school districts, parent group SEA (Supported Education Association) honored staff at District 97 and Oak Park and River Forest High School for their work in helping special needs students. The Oak Park and River Forest-based parent group honored staff with its SEAstar award during school board meetings last week.

-Terry Dean

This year's honorees are:


  • Amy Stanis, special education teacher
  • Matthew Maloney, a history and sociology teacher

District 97

  • Nathan Pietrini, seventh grade social studies teacher at Julian Middle School
  • Loretta Dean, teaching assistant at Irving
  • Therese Tencate, teaching assistant at Holmes
  • Patrice Keleher, school social worker at Lincoln

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