Richards High School welcomed new teachers, from left, (front row) Joyce Cruse, Erin Lara, Crystal Miguez, Valerie Pelak, (back row) Steve Haddad, Joshua Hammann, Meaghan O’Shea, and Brian Kazda. | Supplied photo
Richards High School in Oak Lawn has a number of new faces this school year.
Principal John Hallberg and the school community welcomed several new teachers.
The new staff members include Joyce Cruse, social studies, who has earned a bachelor’s degree from DePaul University and a master’s degree from the University of Iowa; Steve Haddad, a math teacher with a bachelor’s degree from Chicago State University; Joshua Hammann, a music teacher with a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and a master’s degree from North Park University; and Brian Kazda, a math teacher with a bachelor’s degree from Governors State University.
Also new to the staff are Erin Lara, a foreign language teacher with a bachelor’s degree from Trinity Christian College; Crystal Miguez, an art teacher with a degree from Trinity Christian College; Meaghan O’Shea, a counselor with bachelor’s and master’s degrees from DePaul University; and, Valerie Pelak, a social studies teacher with bachelor’s degrees from both the University of Iowa and Northern Illinois University.