This past school year, nearly 50 volunteers from Illinois' green building community mentored a school in designing and implementing a sustainability project as part of the Illinois Green Schools Project.
We want to extend a huge thank you to these Green Schools Mentors, who lent their expertise and time to educating students and supporting schools on their sustainability journey.
See the list below, and click the school name to learn more about the project they helped complete!
Thank you to our 2021-22 Green Schools Mentors!
Academy for Global Citizenship —Ajit Naik, Baumann Consulting
Academy High School — Kristine Chalifoux, Coldwell Banker
Baker Demonstration School — Madeline Burnside, Green Bay Packaging
Dundee Crown High School — Patty Lloyd, Leopardo Companies, Inc.
Edgar Allan Poe — Bhini Jain, Gabrielle Yates, Johnny Horton, Thomas Wassell, Jennifer Papazisi, Matthew Paolucci, Mariella Ochoa, Michelle McClendon from Gilbane Building Company
Homer Jr High School — James Prisby, Taco Comfort Solutions
John Barry Elementary — Francisco Sobral, DB Sterlin
Laura B. Sprague & Half Day — Shreenithi Lakshmi Narasimhan, Hoss & Brown Enginers, Inc & Seema ( Simrata) Keshav, Go Green Vernon Hills & Lincolnshire
Libertyville High School —Heather Juhl, DLA Architects
Lincoln Elementary School — Justin Rios, Wight & Company
Lincoln Middle School — Robyn Munici, Sparkfund
Lockport Township High School — Eileen Whitemiller, Goby Inc.
Oak Park and River Forest High School — Mike Denz, Alyson Sternquist, and Ron Richardson, FGM Architects
Pleasantdale Elementary — Theresa Johnston, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
Prairieland Kids Daycare and Learning Center — Stephanie Richardson, Humanscale
Rickover Naval Academy — Max Lyon, City of Chicago & Hannah Slodounik, WSP
Solorio Academy High School — Kerri DiMonte, KDM Consulting
Southside Occupational Academy — Kristen Dimas
Uplift Community High School — Brian Meade, Jason Klinker, and Kelly McCaffrey, FGM Architects
Urban Prairie Waldorf School — Katy Glynn, Siemens Smart Infrastructure
Vernon Hills High School — Damon Henrikson, Made to Measure Metrology & Chris Philbrick, Energy Systems Group
Whitney M. Young Magnet High School — Kitty Knauz & Emily Lanyon, Franklin Energy (Peoples Gas/North Shore Gas)
William Beye Elementary School — Brianna Galvan , Baumann Consulting