Principal - Mr. George Szkapiak
Admissions Dean - Mr. Paul Lyons
Athletic Director - Ms. Georgapolous
Dean of Students (A-TBA) - Mr. Scott
Dean of Students (TBA-Z) - Mr. Duffy
Attendance Coordinator - Mr. Hermanas
Testing Coordinator - Mr. Gutierrez
Programmer - Mr. Laughlin
Tech Coordinator - Mr. Morgado
Nurse - Mrs. Nelson
College/Career Coach - Ms. Dotty
Service Learning Coordinator - Ms. Helm-Rogers
Bilingual Coordinator - Ms. Pytlik
WECEP Coodinator - Ms. Meza
Psychologist - Mr. Misiaszek
Speech Pathologist - Ms. Megremis
Social Worker - Ms. Jones
LOCAL SCHOOL COUNCIL
Community Representative - Barbara Fisher
Community Representative - Jeffery Hughes
Parent Representative - Liza Maca
Parent Representative - Joann Krueger
Parent Representative - Corina Cook
Parent Representative - Michele Cacciato
Parent Representative - Esmeralda Valencia
Parent Representative - Maria Sudeikis
Teacher Representative - Tim Kelly
Teacher Representative - John Kingsbury
Student Representative - Chloe Serpico
Kennedy Support Personnel - Christine Gename
Principal - Mr. George Szkapiak
Every day at Kennedy, you will meet for a 15-minute period with the person who will probably be the most important person in your years in high school ' your division teacher. This key person should be your everyday counselor, problem solver, and morale builder.
Every day, the division teacher will take attendance and provide information and communication concerning school activities, as well as answer questions and read the daily bulletin. During the year the division teacher will help to plan your course of study and determine the best program for you. The first person you should consult when a problem arises is your division teacher.
Our counselors in Room 102B, provide guidance services to every student in the school. These services include assistance with educational planning, interpretation of test scores, occupational and career information, study habits, tutoring, as well as assistance with home, school, or social concerns, or any questions that a student would like to discuss with a counselor.
Your counselor is here to help you develop your potential to its fullest, to help you use all available services within the school, and to help you know more about yourself so that you are better able to utilize your talents. Ask your division teacher for the name of the counselor assigned to your division.
DEAN OF ATTENDANCE
The Attendance Office, located in Room 102, processes all information relating to attendance including absences, tardiness to school, cutting, truancy, and early dismissals from school. The Dean of Attendance develops strategies to monitor and encourage student attendance in order to help students acquire behavioral patterns necessary, not just in the school setting, but throughout life.
DEAN OF STUDENTS
The Dean of Students, located in Room 103, processes all acts of student misconduct as designated by the Chicago Public Schools Uniform Discipline Code. The policies and administrative procedures apply to actions of students during school hours, before and after school, while on school property, while traveling on vehicles funded by the Board of Education, at all school sponsored events, and when the actions affect the mission of Kennedy High School and the Chicago Public Schools. It is the intent of the Discipline Office to encourage each student to modify behavior patterns to comply with those policies set forth by the General Superintendent of Schools.
The school nurse is available for health counseling both individually and in groups. The nurse reviews health records for current physical exam and immunizations and follows up on students who have major health problems. The school nurse is also involved in staffing for students who are in special education, conducting health classes in sex education, and promoting preventive health practices through the gym department. The nurse's office is located in the SSC (Student Service Center) and the phone number is 773-535-2333.
The school social worker provides brief therapy and referrals to community resources when personal problems affect the student's adjustment. This may consist of assistance to cope with stress, depression, anxiety, confusions, abuse, drugs, gangs, family problems, absenteeism, etc. The social worker is a key member of the Crisis Intervention Team. The social worker conducts the Social Assessment for Special Education Evaluations. The social worker coordinates the Peer Mediation Program. The social worker's office is in SSC and the telephone number is 773-535-2325.
The psychologist performs a number of functions within the school. The most familiar role is that of a diagnostician evaluating students for special education. In addition, the psychologist provides counseling for students and their families to help them deal with those stresses or problems which are significantly affecting their lives. Interventions in the school setting tend to be short-term so the psychologist also acts as a referral source for services available in the community. The psychologist's schedule at Kennedy will be posted at the beginning of the school year. The psychologist's office is Room 225.