Futures - VVSD Alumni
  • Eileen Kill-Hardin - Bolingbrook High School, Class of 1989

    Eileen Kill-Hardin (Bolingbrook HS ’89) is a third grade teacher at Oak View Elementary School, the same school she attended as a student. Eileen was the same age as her current students when Oak View suffered fire damage in 1980. Eileen and her classmates finished the year at North View Elementary (now the Compass Church) and then attended fourth grade at Valley View Elementary (now the Mitchem Early Childhood Center) before returning to Oak View for fifth grade.

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  • Amy LaFauce - Romeoville High School, Class of 2004

    Amy LaFauce (Romeoville HS ’04) Amy is the Director of Community Services for Catholic Charities in DuPage County.  She has worked for Catholic Charities for over a decade.  Amy holds two degrees from the University of Illinois Chicago, earning her bachelor’s degree, followed by a Master of Social Work degree in 2010. 

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  • Abbey Spain & Heather Chika - Bolingbrook High School, Class of 2013 & 2008

    Abbey Spain (Bolingbrook HS ’13) and Heather Chika (Bolingbrook HS ’08) are Kindergarten Co-Teachers at Jonas Salk Elementary School.  They grew up in the same neighborhood in the western portion of Bolingbrook, but because of their slight age difference, really didn’t know each other until they began working together!

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  • Dr. Michael Aguilar - Romeoville High School, Class of 2003

    Dr. Michael Aguilar (Romeoville HS ’03) is the Assistant Principal at Irene King Elementary School. Mike attended VVSD schools starting in kindergarten. After he graduated from RHS, he went to Illinois State University and then began his teaching career at Brooks Middle School. Dr. Aguilar also holds a master’s degree from Concordia and a doctorate earned at the University of St. Francis.

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  • Amy Rupsis - Bolingbrook High School, Class of 1997

    Amy Rupsis (Bolingbrook HS ’97) is the Bolingbrook HS Music Department Chair and teaches symphony and band classes. Amy was inspired to pursue a career in music after watching her older sister perform in the Jane Addams Middle School Band. She is a National Board Certified Teacher and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree from Lewis University.

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  • Tyler Elmore - Bolingbrook High School, Class of 2021

    Tyler Elmore (Bolingbrook HS ’21) is a Product Analyst for Belvedere Trading LLC, a firm trading equities and indexes located in downtown Chicago. Tyler attended Loyola University in Chicago, earning a business degree in information systems and data analysis. He also competed in track & field as a member of the Loyola sprinting team.

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  • Alexandria Dodge-Fogel - Romeoville High School, Class of 2000

    Alexandria Dodge-Fogel (Romeoville HS ’00) is a chief petty officer serving our country as a member of the United States Navy aboard the USS Paul Ignatius. 15 months after graduating from RHS, Allie was called to action by the 9/11 terrorist attacks. She is retiring soon after 20 years of service. “I've seen most of the world, I've gained a sense of pride in what we have accomplished and what the Navy has in store for the future."

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  • Joseph Yesufu - Bolingbrook High School, Class of 2019

    Joseph Yesufu (Bolingbrook HS ’19) is currently a sophomore attending the University of Kansas majoring in finance. Joseph is also a member of the nationally ranked Kansas Jayhawks men’s basketball team. Last year while attending Drake University, he was selected as the Missouri Valley Conference Sixth Man of the Year.

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  • Jake Suffern - Romeoville High School, Class of 2016

    Jake Suffern (Romeoville HS ’16) is a Video Color Assistant at The Mill, a video effects production house in Los Angeles.  Jake recently worked on the trailer for Pepsi that revealed the performers for the Super Bowl LVI Halftime show titled “The Call”.  Among the video effects in the trailer are creating a younger Eminem and adding computer generated palm trees in the Snoop Dogg portion of the film. 

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  • Amanda Siegfried - Romeoville High School, Class of 2006

    Amanda Siegfried (Romeoville HS ’06) is Senior Director of Communications for Oak Park Elementary School District 97.  Amanda earned her bachelor’s degree at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and then began her career as a journalist. Three years later, she shifted her career path to school communications.

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  • Dan Laverty - Bolingbrook High School, Class of 1987

    Dan Laverty (Bolingbrook HS ’87) is the Principal at VVSD’s very own Humphrey Middle School. After graduating from BHS, Dan enlisted in the United States Army and served in the infantry, stationed at Ft. Campbell KY. He used the GI Bill to earn his bachelor’s degree at Western Illinois University, and holds two master’s degrees in school administration and curriculum & instruction. Dan began his VVSD career as a guest teacher in 1995.

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  • Greg Bolek - Bolingbrook High School, Class of 1993

    Greg Bolek (Bolingbrook HS ’93) is the VVSD Information Systems Security Manager. Greg just joined the VVSD team after working in Lockport School District 92. Greg has an undergraduate degree in business administration from Illinois State and a master’s degree in information security from Lewis University.

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  • Jason Fletcher - Romeoville High School, Class of 2000

    Jason Fletcher (Romeoville HS ’00) is the General Manager of the Lowe’s Home Improvement Distribution Center in Rockford. Jason began working for Lowe’s shortly after earning his bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University. He is the youngest distribution center GM in the Lowe’s organization in the country.

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  • Capt. John Sergeant - Romeoville High School, Class of 1996

    Capt. John Sergeant (Romeoville HS ’96) is the Chief of Emergency Medical Services for the City of Naperville Fire Department. Capt. Sergeant is in his 21st year with the Naperville Fire Department and recently was recognized as Naperville Firefighter of the Year. Last April, he was travelling on I-57 near Champaign and was first to arrive on the scene of a rollover accident. He began attending to the victims on the scene and then assisted the responding EMS personnel.

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  • Brandy McCurrie - Romeoville High School, Class of 1988

    Brandy McCurrie (Romeoville HS ’88) is the Administrative Assistant in the VVSD Office of Human Resources. Brandy began working for VVSD as part of the co-op career program while she was a junior at RHS. Shortly after graduating, she became a full-time administrative assistant with VVSD and now is one of the longest tenured VVSD staff members having served our community and its’ learners for 31 years.

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  • Dr. Lori Motsch - Bolingbrook High School, Class of 1987

    Dr. Lori Motsch (Bolingbrook HS ’87) is the Superintendent of Schools in New Lenox School District 122. After graduating from BHS, Dr. Motsch earned her bachelor’s degree in education at Illinois State followed by masters and doctorate degrees at the University of St. Francis. She served District 122 as a teacher, principal, and director of personnel before becoming superintendent in July 2020.

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  • Suraj (Neil) Sheth - Bolingbrook High School, Class of 2014

    Suraj (Neil) Sheth (Bolingbrook HS ’14) is a Doctorate of Medicine and Philosophy candidate at the University of Chicago. He is a recipient of the Volunteer Gold Service Award from President Barack Obama. As a mathematical biologist and data scientist studying complex systems, Neil’s research utilizes large datasets to understand the impact of pandemics such as COVID-19 on local communities.

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  • Dr. Cheryl Lockard - Bolingbrook High School, Class of 1987

    Dr. Cheryl Lockard (Bolingbrook HS ’87) is the principal at VVSD’s Beverly E. Skoff Elementary School. Dr. Lockard knew she wanted to be an educator from the time she was in first grade. Her overall goal as she began to pursue her career path was simple: she wanted to create a classroom atmosphere students wanted to be in. That goal still guides her to this day.

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  • Ken Burgess - Romeoville High School, Class of 1985

    Ken Burgess (Romeoville HS ’85) is a VVSD Transportation Vehicle Maintenance Assistant. After graduating from RHS, he joined the United States Army and served until 1993. Ken was a driver for officers and trained in defensive driving, combat driving, and recovery and escape. He was on the team that extracted General Manuel Noriega from Panama in 1990.

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  • Bill Normand - Romeoville High School, Class of 1997

    Bill Normand (Romeoville HS ’97) is the Assistant Principal at VVSD’s A. Vito Martinez Middle School. After earning his bachelor’s degree from Millikin University, he returned to VVSD to teach PE and Driver’s Education at RHS. In 2012, Bill became a dean of students and served in that role until named Asst. Principal at AVM. He also coached wrestling, golf, baseball, and football at RHS.

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  • Jason Hendry - Bolingbrook High School, Class of 1997

    Jason Hendry (Bolingbrook HS ’97) is a 5th grade teacher at VVSD’s Independence Elementary School. In addition to his classroom work, Jason is also a leader of the 21st Century After School Club and is one of the founders of the Independence Boys’ Club, which focuses on social-emotional lessons and emphasizes gentlemanly conduct.

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  • Anthony Herron - Bolingbrook High School, Class of 1997

    Anthony Herron (Bolingbrook HS ’97) is a television and radio sportscaster and football analyst for WSCR Radio and WFLD TV in Chicago and the Pac 12 Network. After graduating from Bolingbrook HS, Herron attended the University of Iowa and then played in the NFL for the Detroit Lions. He completed his college degree in 2006 and began his work as a broadcaster.

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  • Matt Joerger - Romeoville High School, Class of 2005

    Matt Joerger (Romeoville HS ’05) is a science teacher at Romeoville HS. After earning his bachelor’s degree in economics from the Univ. of Illinois, he completed a master’s degree in special education. He is also the Spartans’ girls golf coach and JV badminton coach.

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  • Dorion Edwards - Bolingbrook High School, Class of 2018

    Dorion Edwards (Bolingbrook HS ’18) is a Culinary Specialist Third Class Petty Officer in the United States Navy currently serving aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78), the largest aircraft carrier in the Navy. Dorion prepares meals for over 3000 sailors each day. As part of his duties, he also battle fed his crewmates as part of Full Ship Shock Trials.

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  • Vince Camerano - Bolingbrook High School, Class of 2009

    Vince Camerano (Bolingbrook HS ’09) is the CEO and Owner of Master FX, Inc., the world’s fastest-growing special effects designer and manufacturer. Vince and his team of Master FX technicians create special effects such as fog that enhances stage shows and special events, as well as smoke used to train first responders and firefighters.

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  • Yazmine Medina - Romeoville High School, Class of 2017

    Yazmine Medina (Romeoville HS ’17) is a 7th Grade Science Teacher at A.Vito Martinez Middle School. Yazmine is an alumna of both AVM (Class of ’13) and Romeoville HS. Yazmine earned her teaching degree from the University of St. Francis (’21) and was inspired to pursue a career in education based on her experiences with AVM teachers when she was a student.

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  • Darcy Zack - Romeoville High School, Class of 2011

    Darcy Zack (Romeoville HS ’11) is a Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist with the Stepping Stones Group in Elkhart IN. Darcy also works part-time as a speech pathologist at Elkhart General Hospital. Darcy attended Joliet Junior College after graduating from RHS. She then earned her bachelor’s degree at Elmhurst College and then a Master of Speech Language/Pathology degree from St. Mary’s College.

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  • Laura Muriello - Romeoville High School, Class of 1999

    Laura Muriello (Romeoville HS ’99) is Vice President, North America for Narrative4, a global non-profit organization connecting students with authors, musicians, and artists from around the world, to explore new cultures, and learn how to become global leaders. She earned the first college degree in her family when she graduated from Northwestern University.

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  • David Morehead - Romeoville High School, Class of 1983

    David Morehead (Romeoville HS ’83) is the Orchestra Director for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. David is in his third decade as a cruise ship musician. His job with Royal Caribbean allows him to travel the world and to pursue his love of the art of photography. He is also enjoys cooking and has a YouTube channel dedicated to preparing vegan meals.

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  • David Cooke - Bolingbrook High School, Class of 2011

    David Cooke (Bolingbrook HS ’11) is the caddie for PGA Tour professional Chesson Hadley. This past June, David was on the bag as Hadley finished 2nd at the Palmetto Championship. David is a highly decorated player in his own right, as he has won the Illinois Open twice and was North Carolina State University’s men’s golf MVP in 2016.

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  • Astein Osei - Romeoville High School, Class of 1998

    Astein Osei (Romeoville HS ’98) is Superintendent of Schools for St. Louis Park MN Public Schools. After attending college at the University of Minnesota on a football scholarship, he became a physical education teacher and then began his ascent in education with his personal goal of providing students with a safe and nurturing environment that energizes and enhances their spirit.

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  • Yaritza Guzman - Bolingbrook High School, Class of 2013

    Yaritza Guzman (Bolingbrook HS ’13) is a Bi-Lingual Kindergarten Teacher at Jonas Salk Elementary School right here in VVSD. In fact, as an elementary school student, she attended Salk. Her path to teaching was set by being raised in a multilingual home and her desire for future generations to have a teacher that looks and speaks as they do.

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  • Kelly Edwards - Romeoville High School, Class of 1994

    Kelly Edwards (Romeoville HS ’94) is an HGTV host and lifestyle expert. She is affectionately known as the “MacGyver of Design” based on her ability to offer distinctive design tips, budget-decorating projects, and total home makeover transformations that have inspired thousands to do-it-themselves.

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  • Adeel Alam - Bolingbrook High School, Class of 2004

    Adeel Alam (Bolingbrook HS ’04) is a WWE wrestler known to his fans and fellow competitors as Mustafa Ali. Adeel served as an officer of the Chicago Police Department while wrestling on the independent circuit, until he got his break when asked to participate in WWE. As far as can be determined, he is the only VVSD graduate in history with an action figure available in his likeness.

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  • Dr. Paul Singh, DDS - Romeoville High School, Class of 1987

    Dr. Paul Singh, DDS (Romeoville HS ’87) is a founding partner of Valley View Dentistry. After graduating from RHS, Dr. Singh earned his degree from the UIC College of Dentistry. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Navy and has expanded Valley View Dentistry to three current locations.

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  • Michael Fogarty - Romeoville High School, Class of 1998

    Michael Fogarty (Romeoville HS ’98) is the band director at VVSD’s John J. Lukancic Middle School. He is also still a practicing musician as an oboist in the DuPage Symphony Orchestra.

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  • Grace Tucker - Bolingbrook High School, Class of 1976

    Grace Tucker (Bolingbrook HS ’76) is the director of communications and events for the Bolingbrook Area Chamber of Commerce. She is also a commissioner for the Bolingbrook Arts Commission.

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  • Alex Ortiz - Romeoville High School, Class of 2012

    Alex Ortiz (Romeoville HS ’12) is a news reporter for the Joliet Herald-News. After earning his bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he earned a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University specializing in social justice and investigative reporting.

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  • Elva Corona - Romeoville High School, Class of 2000

    Elva Corona (Romeoville HS ’00) is VVSD’s Asst. Director of Multilingual Education. In addition to earning her bachelor’s degree from the University of St. Francis, she also holds master’s degrees in teaching & learning and educational leadership from USF.

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  • James Boyd - Romeoville High School, Class of 2014

    James Boyd (Romeoville HS ’14) is an award-winning sports journalist for the Northwest Indiana Times. He says, “I wouldn’t be who I am or where I am without the love and support I continue to receive from my hometown.”

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  • Susana Mendoza - Bolingbrook High School, Class of 1990

    Susana Mendoza (Bolingbrook HS ’90) is currently the Illinois State Comptroller, a position she has held since 2016 and was elected to serve a full term in 2018. She is the first Hispanic woman independently elected to statewide office in Illinois.

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  • Maria Cruz - Bolingbrook High School, Class of 2015

    Maria Cruz (Bolingbrook HS ’15) is a Client Services Analyst for bswift, supervising benefits administration for five major hospitals in the Boston area. She is continuing her education by pursuing a master’s degree in health care compliance at Northwestern University.

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  • Stephannie Wade - Bolingbrook High School, Class of 1999

    Stephannie Wade (Bolingbrook HS ’99) is a Literature Teacher at Bolingbrook HS, specifically teaching Freshman Honors Literature and African-American Literature. Stephannie began her teaching career in 2006 and holds a master’s degree in reading and literacy from Benedictine University.

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  • Ariel Massengale - Bolingbrook High School, Class of 2011

    Ariel Massengale (Bolingbrook HS ’11) is Asst. Women’s Basketball Coach & Recruiting Coordinator at Lipscomb University in Nashville TN. Ariel earned her bachelor’s degree in sport management while playing at the University of Tennessee, then her master’s in sport administration as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Mississippi.

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  • Adam Hill - Romeoville High School, Class of 1998

    Adam Hill (Romeoville HS ’98) is a Music Teacher and Director of Percussion at Romeoville HS and is also a renowned percussionist in his own right. He is the founder and executive director of Pioneer Indoor, a marching percussion ensemble. Mr. Hill is also the current director of the Chicago Bulls “Stampede” Drumline.

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  • Ernest Benion, Jr. - Romeoville High School, Class of 1992

    Pastor Ernest Benion, Jr. (Romeoville HS ’92) is the Pastor of the Church of God in Ontario CA. After graduating from RHS, he attended the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and became the first Black Illini athlete to win an NCAA title when he won the 158 lb. class at the 1995 NCAA Wrestling Championship.

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  • Andrew Carlson - Romeoville High School, Class of 1991

    Capt. Andrew Carlson (Romeoville HS ’91) is the Commanding Officer of the USS Zumwalt, one of the most technologically advanced ships in the U.S. Navy. After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1995, he earned a Master’s degree in Astronautical Engineering and a diploma from the Naval College of Command and Staff.

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  • Dee Avelar - Bolingbrook High School, Class of 2005

    Rep. Dee Avelar (Bolingbrook HS ’05) is the Illinois General Assembly Representative for the 85th District. Born in Quito, Ecuador, her family moved to Bolingbrook when she was 12. She has dedicated her life to advancing pro-immigrant policies and programs. Dee proudly became a naturalized U.S. Citizen in April, 2016.

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  • Tuf Borland - Bolingbrook High School, Class of 2016

    Tuf Borland (Bolingbrook HS ‘16) is only the second ever three-time captain of The Ohio State University football team. He earned his degree in Human Development in Family Science, in December 2019 and will pursue a career in professional football. Tuf has accepted an invitation to participate in the Senior Bowl All-Star Game.

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