Thank you to our 2013-2014 Leadership Team judges
Donna Allgood: Director of Counseling Services at St. Edward Central Catholic High school; has worked in the mental health and developmental disabilities field more than 15 years. Has a bachelor's in psychology from Benedictine University and a master's in counseling psychology from Lewis University.
Barbara A. Brennan: A counselor with Community High School District 94 in West Chicago since 2001. Holds a bachelor's in psychology and sociology from Eureka College; a master's in school counseling from Concordia University; and a master's from Aurora University in Education Administration.
Sean Brown: Director of College Counseling for The Willows Academy in Des Plaines for eight years, with a teaching career spanning more than 30 years. Has a master's degree in educational administration and supervision, with a bachelor's in philosophy and secondary education.
Heather Ecklund: Counselor at Warren Township High School, Almond Campus. A counselor for the past seven years, prior to that she taught French for 10. Has a master's in school counseling from National Louis University.
Ted Goergen: Director of Student Activities at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, where he is in his 11th year. Taught biology and natural science and was school's community service coordinator. Has bachelor's in biology and master's in educational technology from Clarke University in Dubuque; a graduate degree in education leadership from Roosevelt University.
Carl Krause: College counselor at Lake Zurich High School, where he has worked 24 years -- 15 years as a science teacher, five years as a school counselor and the last five as college counselor. Has a bachelor's in biology from Northern Illinois University; master's degrees in education and science from National Louis University.
Steve May: In his 13th year as Assistant Principal for Student Activities at Wheeling High School. Prior, was dean of students at Prospect High School and an English teacher. Has a bachelor's degree from University of Illinois; a master's and doctorate in educational administration from NIU.
Brother Rob Robertson, C.S.V.: In his 19th year at St. Viator High School -- in the counseling department for 10; a religion teacher and campus minister for nine. Also taught in Las Vegas and Springfield. Has a bachelor's in education from Eastern Illinois University; a master's in religious education from Loyola University Chicago and a master's in counseling from Roosevelt University.
Lisa Susteric: In 10th year as a counselor at Rosary High School in Aurora; her 23rd year overall. Prior, worked at Holy Cross High School in River Grove and Immaculate Heart of Mary High School in Westchester. Has bachelor's degree in applied psychology and political science from Loyola-Chicago; a master's in school counseling from Concordia University Chicago.
Mark Wasik: Counselor at Downers Grove North High School, where he coaches girls and boys volleyball. Previously counseling department chairman at Mount Carmel High School. Has a bachelor's in psychology from the University of Illinois; a master's in school counseling and guidance from Lewis University.