Catherine Rodriguez has been teaching and leading in Chicago and suburban school districts for the last decade. She enjoys spending time with her husband and children outdoors, and is committed to investing her time and talents with the people of the Congress Park School community!
Gail Housman is mom to Nate (fourth grade) and Eli (second grade). Gail loves being with her boys (husband Brad included), playing outside, baking, and reading. You'll see Nate and Eli in before- and after-care at Congress Park because Gail teaches fourth grade nearby. She is always trying to balance wearing her "mom hat" and her "teacher hat," but she's glad for the opportunity to share her experiences and ideas with the Congress Park community.
Alan Miller is dad to Madeline in 2nd grade. He enjoys barbecue, building lego with his daughter, and comic book movies among many other pursuits. He's been living with his wife Deidre in Brookfield since 2013 and loves it here. He's been working for most of the last 15 years on the Museum Campus downtown, currently with the Adler Planetarium. He looks forward to meeting you at one of the PTO's upcoming events!
Julie is mom to Stephen Beffa, a 2nd grader at Congress Park and a 4-year-old daughter, Emery. She and her family have lived in Brookfield since 2014 and loves her neighbors and all the great people she's met in the CP community. Julie spends her days as an analyst for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and, in her free time, loves to run, bake, read and hang with her friends and family, especially outside!
Taline Nikolopoulos is a financial services professional/educator. A serial entrepreneur, she enjoys taking risks and looking outside the box. Taline is happiest when spending time outdoors with her husband Nick and their two sons. She loves reading, traveling, gardening and all things Harry Potter. She looks forward to collaborating with a great group to benefit the wonderful Congress Park Community.