Staff Member of the Month

The Department of Learning and Innovation is proud to offer a Staff Member of the Month award program. The purpose of the program is to provide a means for students, parents, and other members of our school community to recognize the amazing staff members of MCHS for making a difference in our schools and in the lives of our students.

Each month, starting with September, members of our school community can submit a nomination for any staff member of District 156 for going above and beyond in their roles and making a positive difference in the lives of students. One staff member will be selected and will be announced and honored at the building faculty meeting the following month.

Staff members may receive many monthly nominations but may only be selected as the Staff Member of the Month one time during a school year.

The MCHS Staff Member of the Month Program is made possible through generous partnership with Meat and Potato Eatery and Brunch Cafe. Thank you to owner Ted Zatos for his willingness to partner and help honor our staff members. Nominate a deserving staff member by using the nomination form linked here. Each month, all nominations submitted will be shared with all the nominees as a way to acknowledge their good works and as a way to say thank you from the school community.

Each Staff Member of the Month will be awarded with a plaque as well as a gift card for either Meat and Potato Eatery or Brunch Cafe in McHenry. Each staff member will also be highlighted with an article and video shared on the website and social media.

We are thrilled to provide a way for the community to honor and recognize the good works of our staff and the difference they make on the lives of our students.

Click here to nominate someone!

Staff Members of the Month for the 2021-2022 school year

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September 2021

Dave Wilson

Dave Wilson

Freshman Campus Security Professional

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October 2021

Derek Poci

Derek Poci

Science Instructor

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November 2021

Samantha Donelson

Samantha Donelson

Science Instructor

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December 2021

Cathy Karnatz

Cathy Karnatz

Associate Principal Administrative Assistant

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January 2022

Cathy Karnatz

Gina Adams

Mathematics Instructor

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February 2022

Erin Harris

Erin Harris

Business Education Instructor

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March 2022

John Beerbower

John Beerbower

PE Instructor and Strength and Conditioning Director

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April 2022

Russel Micklinghoff

Russell Micklinghoff

Industrial Technology Instructor

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May 2022

Greg Eiserman

Greg Eiserman

Assistant Principal of Student Life

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