Administration

jtyrrellJennifer Tyrrell
Principal
708-671-3110 or Email

Jen Tyrrell was named Principal at Sandburg High School in 2018. She comes to Carl Sandburg from Stagg High School where she has taught, coached and served as an administrator since 2005. She began as a Physical Education Teacher, served as Division Chair for five years and led as Associate Principal for Instruction for the past four years.

Jen is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Educational Administration and Supervision from Loyola University. She holds a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership from Lewis University, as well as a Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology-Sport Management and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, both from Western Illinois University.

 

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Brian Klene
Associate Principal
708-671-3114 or Email

Mr. Klene joined Sandburg's administrative team as Associate Principal in July 2012. He joined the school from Lockport High School where he served as Dean of Students and Activities Director. He also served as Interim Department Chair for Social Science and taught American Government and Economics. He earned a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of St. Francis, an Administrative Certificate from Governors State University and a Bachelors in Social Science from Eastern Illinois University.

 

Derrick Smith
Associate Principal
708-671-3112 or Email

Derrick Smith was named Associate Principal of Instruction at Sandburg High School in 2014. He is a graduate of Sandburg and has served the school since 2005 as an English teacher and Division Chair for English and Music. Smith currently is pursuing a Doctorate in Literacy, Language and Culture from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He holds a Master of Education Degree in Educational Organization and Leadership from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Master of Arts Degree in Secondary Education from St. Xavier University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

 

Gregory Gardner
Assistant Principal
708-671-3126 or Email

Mr. Gardner joined Sandburg's administrative team as Assistant Principal in July 2014. He came to Carl Sandburg from Hinsdale South High School where he served as Fine Arts Department Chair and Activities Director. Mr. Gardner received his Bachelor Degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign as well as a Master of Education Degree in Educational Organization and Leadership. 

 
 

Sean Airola
Division Chair for Physical Education, Health and Drivers Education
708-671-3132 or Email

Lynna Dahlgren
Dean
708-671-3193 or Email

Andrew DeCraene 
Head Dean
708-671-3190 or Email

Shawn Donovan
Dean
708-671-3192 or Email

Chris Erickson
Division Chair for Science, Applied Technology and FACS
708-671-3133 or Email

Pat Feeney
Dean
708-671-3191 or Email

Mark Fertel
Division Chair for Math and Business
708-671-3134 or Email

Tom Freyer
Athletic Director
708-671-3138 or Email

Kristyn Koss
Division Chair for Special Services
708-671-3131 or Email

Charles Ovando
Division Chair for Social Studies, World Languages and Art
708-671-3130 or Email

Meredith Sheriff
Guidance Director
708-671-3120 or Email

Sarah E. Smith
Division Chair for English and Music
708-671-3135 or Email

 

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