Student and Family Services

  • Welcome to the Office of Student and Family Services. Our department is responsible for a wide range of programs, including:

    • Global Readiness (Strategic Initiative)
    • Alternative Programs (Stratetegic Initiative)
    • Parent and Community Engagment (Strategic Initiative)
    • Comprehensive School Counseling Program
    • Career and Technical Education
    • Transportation
    • Grants Management
    • Proviso Grit/Growth Mindset Project

Phone: 708-338-5938


Degrees and Certifications:

Ph.D. Candidate in Leadership Equity and Inquiry – Illinois State University Certificate Advanced Study in Education Administration and Supervision – National Louis University MA Educational Leadership – Concordia University MA Hospitality Management – Roosevelt University BA Business Administration – Chicago State University Certificate in Chef Training – Washburne Trade School

Miss Michelle Hassan

Michelle Hassan is the Director of Student and Family Services. A proud graduate of Proviso East High School, she has been a teacher at Dawson Technical Institute of the City Colleges of Chicago and Westinghouse Career Academy, an administrator and adjunct professor at Roosevelt University, and a principal in Maywood District 89 at Irving Middle School and Garfield Elementary School as well as charter schools in Chicago and Gary, Ind. While a manager for Chicago Public Schools in the Department of Education to Careers in the Office of High School Programs, she managed career and technical education programs at more than 30 high schools which supported hundreds of teachers and more than 10,000 students. Most recently, she managed five high schools in central Illinois. Her personal mission is to prepare students for postsecondary education and careers.

Phone: 708-338-5907


Degrees and Certifications:

MA Educational Leadership - Governors State Univ MA School Counseling - Concordia University BA Marketing Communication - Purdue University

Ms. Antoinette Rayburn

Antoinette Rayburn is the manager of college and career readiness and student programs within the Office of Academics and Family Support for District 209, where she was formerly the district chair of the guidance department.  She has been an educator for 17 years working as an administrator, school counselor, and teacher. Coming from the corporate world of finance and marketing, she brings a wealth of experience and passion for student success to District 209.

Career Readiness and Student Programming

Phone: 708-202-1678


Degrees and Certifications:

PhD Community Psychology - Wichita State Univ MA Clinical/Community Psych - Wichita State Univ BA Psychology - DePaul University

Dr. Eva Kardaras

Dr. Kardaras is the Parent Coordinator at Proviso East High School. As a community psychologist, she has spent the past 17 years working with various community based organizations, academic settings, and training facilities all focused on youth empowerment, academic success, and community involvement. She has experience with different aspects of academic, business, and community needs and outcomes. 


Phone: 708-202-6240


Degrees and Certifications:

BA Sociology - Dominican University

Ms. Delinda Hyde

Delinda Hyde, a Proviso East High School graduate and long-time resident of the district, has spent much of her 27-year educational career at District 209. She is currently serving as the Parent Coordinator at Proviso West High School.

Phone: 708-338-5929


Degrees and Certifications:

BA Public Administration – Colorado Tech University MA Business Administration - Colorado Tech University

Ms. Rajeska Jackson

Rajeska Jackson is the Grant Specialist in the Office of Student and Family Services.  She is a proud graduate of Proviso East High School.  Her professional background includes over 15 years as a national account manager, and more than three years of experience managing grants in the non-profit sector. Rajeska is also a US Army veteran with 12 years of service.

Phone: 708-338-5903


Degrees and Certifications:

BA Journalism and Mass Communication - Iowa State University

Mr. Rob Daniel

Rob Daniel is an administrative assistant in the Office of Student and Family Services. A former newspaper reporter and communications professional, Rob provides support for career and college readiness programs and outreach efforts to students and families.