Celebrating the Illinois Green Schools Project Mentors

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.

Murphysboro Middle School & Carruthers Elementary School — Aur Beck, AES Solar

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

Mentor Theresa Johnston presented to each of the Pleasantdale kindergarten classes about composting.
Mentor Theresa Johnston presented to each of the Pleasantdale kindergarten classes about composting.

Prairieland Kids Daycare and Learning Center — Stephanie Richardson, Humanscale

Rickover Naval Academy  — Max Lyon, City of Chicago & Hannah Slodounik, WSP

Skinner North Classical School — William Roberts, EnGen EPP LLC, Yuan Cheng (YC) Chua, Northwestern Student & Justin Johnson, Evergreen Consulting Group

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

Green Schools Mentor Sean Moran shares his expertise with students.

Wolcott College Prep — Sean Moran, Clayco

Learn more about the Illinois Green Schools Project and some of the mentors' experiences through this video: