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Augustyniak named Director of Guidance

Augustyniak Michelle Augustyniak has been named the next Director of Guidance at Sandburg High School after the District 230 Board of Education approved the recommendation at the June 15th special board meeting.   Augustyniak has served in the capacity of Division Chair for Physical Education, Health, and Driver Education at Stagg High School since 2014.  She also served as the District 230 Summer School Coordinator in 2018.  Augustyniak has been instrumental in Stagg’s implementation of the IMPACT Team Framework within PLCs and played a critical role as Stagg High School was selected by the National Council for Behavioral Health and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation as one of the first eight schools in the nation to participate in the Teen Mental Health First Aid Program.

Sandburg Principal Jen Tyrrell shared that “Michelle has demonstrated exceptional leadership as a member of the District 230 administrative team.  She is an ethical leader that has a proven record of successfully working with all stakeholders.  Her ability to lead change, tremendous work ethic, and relentless focus on facilitating student experiences that result in academic and social emotional growth will benefit the entire Sandburg community as she transitions into the Director of Guidance role. She has the ability to develop and cultivate relationships with all stakeholders and is committed to setting high expectations for all students.”  

Prior to coming to District 230, Augustyniak taught Physical Education at Neuqua Valley High School and had the opportunity to open Metea Valley High School in 2009, serving as Department Chair for Physical Education, Health and Driver Education. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Illinois State University and her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of St. Francis.  Augustyniak is currently a doctoral candidate at St. Francis.