New District 47 Leadership
We welcome the following individuals to the District 47 leadership team for the 2019-20 school year:
Danielle Bredemus - Assistant Principal, North Elementary School
Danielle Bredemus has taught fourth grade in District 47 for the past three years. Prior to that, she taught at Holy Angels Catholic School in Chicago for three years. She received her bachelor's degree in education from Michigan State University and her master's degree in educational leadership from Concordia University.
Jason Brogan - Assistant Principal, Woods Creek Elementary School
Jason Brogan has served as an elementary and middle school educator in District 47 since 2007. Most recently, he taught 4th/5th grade multiage at Woods Creek Elementary School. Prior to that, he was a 4th and 5th grade teacher at Indian Prairie Elementary School and was a language arts and social studies teacher at Bernotas Middle School. In addition, Brogan served as an English language arts/social studies facilitator at District 47's CORE Center. Brogan holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education and master's degrees in literacy education and educational administration from Northern Illinois University. He will begin pursuing his doctoral degree in literacy from Judson University in 2021. In addition to his career in education, Brogan is a certified firefighter and EMT, and has served part-time as a member of the Rutland-Dundee Fire Protection District for the past nine years.
Angela Carvel - Assistant Principal, Lundahl Middle School
Angela Carvel comes to District 47 with seven years of middle school teaching experience -- three years at Yorkville D115 and most recently at McHenry District 15. She received her bachelor's degree in education from Northern Illinois University and her master's degree in educational leadership from Aurora University.
Meggan Dacy - Assistant Director of Special Education, CORE Center
Meggan Dacy has been with District 47 for the past 12 years. She worked as a special education teacher at South Elementary for the first five years and then transferred to Wehde Early Childhood Center. She was a classroom teacher at Wehde until this past year when she became a Local Education Agency (LEA) coordinator. Prior to coming to District 47, Dacy taught for four years at Barrington School District 211 as an early childhood special education teacher. She received her bachelor's degree in early childhood education from Northern Illinois University and her master's degree in educational leadership from Aurora University.
Maggie Fitzgerald - Assistant Principal, Hannah Beardsley Middle School
Maggie Fitzgerald has been with District 47 as an instructional coach for the past two years. Prior to that, she taught middle school for 10 years at Marquardt District 15 in Glendale Heights, Illinois. She received her bachelor's degree in education from Northern Illinois University and her master's degree in educational leadership from Concordia University Chicago.
Monica Furlong - Principal, Wehde Early Childhood Center
Monica Furlong began her career in District 47 in 2006 where she served as a speech paraprofessional and special education teacher. In 2013, she became an assistant director of special education in Grayslake and has been a director of special education for Huntley District 158 for the past five years. Furlong holds a bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University in speech pathology and audiology and master’s degrees in special education (Roosevelt University), literacy (Olivet Nazarene University) and educational leadership (Concordia University). She received her director of special education endorsement from the University of St. Francis. In addition, she is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in curriculum and instruction from Aurora University.
Evan Kozlowski - Assistant Principal, Bernotas Middle School
Evan Kozlowski returns to District 47 after serving as a health/physical education teacher, driver education teacher and coach at McHenry School District 156 for the past 13 years. While in McHenry, he took on the role of instructional leader and worked to develop the PE department into a state-recognized Blue Ribbon program in 2018. Prior to that (2005-2007), he taught 7th and 8th grade physical education at Bernotas Middle School. Kozlowski has a bachelor's degree in physical education and school health education and a master's degree in educational administration from Northern Illinois University.
Kellie Marks - Principal, Bernotas Middle School
Kellie Marks has served as an assistant principal at Bernotas since 2016. Prior to joining District 47, she was a sixth grade classroom teacher for 14 years in McHenry School District 15. During that time she taught language arts and math, served as a student council advisor, and took an active role on many school and district committees. After graduating from Cary-Grove High School, Marks attended the United States Air Force Academy for two years. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in education from Illinois State University and her master’s degree in educational leadership from Aurora University.