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posted: 5/8/2014 3:00 PM

Thank you to our 2014 Academic Team judges

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  • Jill Bauer

    Jill Bauer

  • Adrijana Bisevac

    Adrijana Bisevac

  • Jamie Frodyma

    Jamie Frodyma

  • Barbara Meyer

    Barbara Meyer

  • Michael Murphy

    Michael Murphy

  • Michele Napier

    Michele Napier

  • Sarah Schwartz

    Sarah Schwartz

  • Scott Sevey

    Scott Sevey

  • Amanda Wicinski Smith

    Amanda Wicinski Smith

  • Teri Wood

    Teri Wood


• Jill Bauer: In her 13th year as student volunteer program coordinator at Barrington High School, she has a bachelor's degree from the University of Rochester. Bauer serves on the Barrington Giving Day board of directors and as the high school liaison for the local CROP Walk, United Way and Relay For Life.

• Adrijana Bisevac: A social studies teacher at Grayslake Central High School for seven years; six teaching AP U.S. History. She currently teaches four AP U.S. History sections and one Honors U.S. History section. Has a B.A. in history and secondary education from Marquette University and a Ed. M in educational organization and leadership from the University of Illinois-Urbana.

• Jamie Frodyma: With Glenbard South High School since 2006, she got her undergraduate degree in elementary education from Illinois State University where she was a scholarship swimmer. She completed her master's in school counseling at Northeastern Illinois University.

• Barbara Meyer: A French teacher at Buffalo Grove High School, she also is the school's coordinator of clubs and activities. She has taught both French and Spanish, coached cheerleading and poms, been a class board sponsor and provides guidance to the student leaders of the French Club.

• Michael Murphy: A classroom teacher and guidance counselor for 18 years, he is Hoffman Estates High School's college advising specialist, the Advanced Placement coordinator and ACT Prep coordinator. He coached high school basketball for 14 years and has degrees from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago State University and Roosevelt University.

• Michele Napier: A counselor at Schaumburg High School, she has a bachelor's in psychology from DePaul University, a master's in human resources and industrial relations from Loyola University and a master's in school counseling from Roosevelt University. She has volunteered for Schaumburg Athletic Association, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and been on the Parent Teacher Association board and District 54 Citizen Advisory Council.

• Sarah Schwartz: Completing her first year at Central High School in Burlington, she is the varsity cheerleading coach and adviser for the Rocket Rowdies (pep club), and Peer Leaders. She was a counselor at Bartlett High School starting in 2008 and has a bachelor's from the University of Dayton and a master's from National-Louis (counseling) and Concordia University (administration).

• Scott Sevey: The high school guidance counselor at Westminster Christian School in Elgin, he has worked specifically in counseling and college counseling for eight years. He has an ILMA in guidance and school counseling from Roosevelt University and a bachelor's in Youth Ministry and Adolescent Studies from Judson University.

• Amanda Wicinski Smith: A counselor at Round Lake High School for the past nine years, she has a bachelor's degree in special education for the deaf and hard of hearing from Illinois State University and a master's degree in school counseling from Purdue University.

• Teri Wood: The director of community relations and community service for Fenton High School since 2011, she previously was the community relations coordinator for Villa Park District 45. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from Marquette University.

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