• Specialized Services Department

     

    Mission Statements

     

 Shama Joshi

Phone: (709) 202-1689

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Shama Joshi

Department Chair

 Edwin Bagley

Phone: (708) 449-9893

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Edwin Bagley

 Meghan Barone

Phone: (708) 449-2650

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Meghan Barone

 Lauren Brecheisen

Phone: (708) 449-9885

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Lauren Brecheisen

 Siobhan Connaghan

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Siobhan Connaghan

 Lori Coughran

Phone: (708) 449-1277

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Master of Arts in Special Education

Lori Coughran

Ms. Lori Coughran was born and raised in Chicago. She became a teacher in 2011 after spending many years as a freelance journalist. She has a Masters of Arts degree in Special Education and joined Proviso Township in 2015, beginning at Proviso West and transferring to East in 2017.

 

 Beth Culp

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Beth Culp

 Lauren Deady

Phone: (708) 449-9886

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Lauren Deady

 Toni Ezell

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Bachelors of Arts in Special Education, Masters of Arts in Special Education

Toni Ezell

Miss Toni Ezell earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in Special Education from Western Illinois University in 1993. She was later awarded her Masters of Arts degree in Special Education from University of Illinois at Chicago.  Miss Ezell began her teaching career in the Fall of 1993 in her hometown of Hoopeston, Illinois.  She spent her first four years teaching Special Education students in smaller, rural communities before moving back to the Chicago area.  After returning to the Chicago area, she taught in the Cicero Elementary District.  In 2001, Miss Ezell began teaching students in Special Education at Proviso West and later made a move to Proviso East.

Miss Ezell currently teaches Biology, Physical Science, and Freshman Success.  She loves kids of all ages.  Miss Ezell tries to build positive relationships with her students and encourages them to be successful in all that they do.

​In her free time, Miss Ezell likes to spend time with her parents and son, Jonathan, who is planning on working as an airline pilot.  She also enjoys reading, traveling to new places, playing the piano, and singing.

 Tearra Groves

Phone: (708) 449-9560

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Tearra Groves

 Patrick Hackett

Phone: (708) 449-9887

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Patrick Hackett

 Rebecca Josefek

Phone: (708) 202-1270

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Rebecca Josefek

 Susan Katz

Phone: (708) 449-9080

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Susan Katz

 Dean Lodovico

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Dean Lodovico

 David Moss

Phone: (708) 202-1279

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David Moss

 Joseph Radecki

Phone: (708) 449-9091

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Bachelor of Arts in History, Teacher Certification Program, Endorsements in History, Geography, Learning Behavior Specialist-1, English Language Learner

Joseph Radecki

Mr. Joseph Radecki began his teaching career in November of 2016 after teaching at Austin Polytechnical Academy in Chicago. He received his teaching certificate from Northern Illinois University in 2011 and began substitute teaching at Proviso Township Schools that fall. After graduating from DePaul University in 1991, he spent seventeen years in mortgage banking. Mr. Radecki majored in History at DePaul University and is certified to teach Social Sciences. He received his Learning Behavior Specialist-1 endorsement from St. Francis University in 2015 and his English Language Learner endorsement from Dominican University in 2019. Mr. Radecki is currently teaching Special Education Mathematics and is a case manager. He also coaches soccer at Proviso East and softball at Proviso West. Mr. Radecki believes that adolescents need caring teachers in their lives and is very proud to work at Proviso Township Schools.

Mr. Radecki resides in Oswego with his wife Linda and two children. He loves nature, taking long walks with his dogs, coaching, Florida, Chicago sports (notably the Cubs), Civil War history, and taking care of his aquarium.

"I love working with adolescents who need caring teachers in their lives. Students today need teachers more than ever and I enjoy what each and every day has to offer. The social aspect of teaching and coaching is exhilarating, and I regret not becoming a teacher earlier in my life."

 Michelle Sirota

Phone: (708) 449-1575

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Michelle Sirota

 MaRhonda Thompson

Phone: (708) 449-3498

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MaRhonda Thompson