• Welcome to the Student Services Department!

    The Student Services Department works with students, parents and teachers to address the academic, college and career, social and emotional needs of our students.  Below is a list of Student Services staff members and their general responsibilities: 


    Assistant Principal for Student Services

    Steve Granat (x-8206) sgranat@bhsd228.com

    • Supervises the Student Services Department


    Wendy Podbielniak (x-8212) wpodbielniak@bhsd228.com

    Brian Gibbons (x-8213) bgibbons@bhsd228.com

    • Monitors student attendance
    • Addresses disciplinary situations
    • Promotes an orderly, safe, and secure learning environment

    Secretary - Discipline

    Sewillar (Candy) Williams (x-8208) sywilliams@bhsd228.com

    • Maintains disciplinary records
    • Provides secretarial support for the deans

    Secretary - Attendance

    Cathy Hendrickson (x-8209) chendrickson@bhsd228.com

    • Maintains student records
    • Provides secretarial support for deans

    Guidance Counselors

    Kelly Grady  (A-Fe) (x-8214) kgrady@bhsd228.com

    Cheri Walsh (Fi-Le) (x-8217) cwalsh@bhsd228.com

    Anitrese Wilks (Li-Ro) (x-8216) awilks@bhsd228.com

    Dori Neven (Ru-Z) (x-8215) dneven@bhsd228.com

    • Provides guidance on academic, college and career, and personal issues
    • Creates and maintains student schedules
    • Communicates with parents on student progress


    Patti Cusack (x-8251) pcusack@bhsd228.com

    • Fulfills transcript and medical requests & maintains student records
    • Assists the Student Services Assistant Principal, Student Services Secretary & Counselors 

    Secretary - Student Services Department

    Tracy Griffin (x-8207) tgriffin@bhsd228.com

    • Provides secretarial support for the Assistant Principal and Student Services staff
    • Addresses student, parent and staff questions related to PPS functions
    • Coordinates PPS special events

    Student Services Project Manager

    Shannon Gormley (x-5464) sgormley@bhsd228.com

    • Coordinates special projects for the Student Services Department
    • Manages the data collection for Student Services programs
    • Arranges for career speakers


    Sheri Griffin (x-8233) sgriffin@bhsd228.com

    • Coordinates programming for special education students
    • Screens and assesses possible candidates for special education
    • Obtains and maintains special education records


    Colleen Konecki (x-8211) ckonecki@bhsd228.com

    • Responds to student illnesses and injuries
    • Administers student in-school medications
    • Reviews student immunization records

    Service Facilitator

    Heather Kijewski (x-5491) hkijewski@bhsd228.com

    • Maintains student accommodation information
    • Holds transition conferences with senior students
    • Facilitates all standardized testing

    Social Worker

    Jennifer Gleason (x-8210) jgleason@bhsd228.com

    Keith Huhn (x-8236) khuhn@bhsd228.com

    • Provides individual and group counseling to identified students
    • Consults with parents on available community resources

    Speech Language Pathologist

    John McGarry (x-8225) jmcgarry@bhsd228.com

    • Provides students with speech and language support
    • Provides teachers with speech and language strategies

    Special Education Coordinator

    Jacki Frederking (x-8245) jfrederking@bhsd228.com

    • Supports students, parents and staff with behavior management techniques
    • Supervises the Special Education Department
    • Facilitates all testing associated with special education eligibility

    Secretary - Special Education

    Janet McGrath (x-8234) jmcgrath@bhsd228.com

    • Establishes appointments for all special education meetings
    • Maintains student records related to special education