District 88 honors staff members during annual Staff Recognition Dinner

Photos by HR Imaging Partners Inc.

On May 3, District 88 hosted its annual Staff Recognition Dinner, which is an opportunity to honor members of the District 88 family.

To view photos from the evening, click on the images above.

During the event, the district recognized 59 individuals who have served District 88 for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 or 40 years and have given 1,170 years of combined service to students at Addison Trail and Willowbrook. The district also thanked 14 staff members who will retire at the end of this school year and – combined – have given more than 330 years of service to District 88.

The 2023-24 retirees are:

Addison Trail: Kathie Anderson, Mark Corey, Jeffrey Laschinski and Theresa Wilson

District Office: Ann Eakley and Roseann Janusz

Willowbrook: Pamela Bradford, Genaro “Hank” Chanez, Maritza Francisco, Maureen Lindhorst, Peter Makrinski, Charles “Chuck” Sheridan, James “Jim” White and Karyn Wolcott

District 88 Board of Education President Donna Craft Cain welcomed the crowd, and District 88 Superintendent Dr. Jean Barbanente gave the closing speech.

The Outstanding Achievement Awards went to Mark Corey (retiring Music Department Head and Band Director) for Addison Trail and Kathryn Wilson (English teacher and Warrior Resource Center Coordinator) for Willowbrook.

To view the program from the event, with the names of the honorees and bios of the retirees, go to https://dupage88.net/site/public/files/?item=7291. The program cover was designed by Willowbrook sophomore Andrea Castro.