Futures - VVSD Alumni
  • 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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