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Richards welcomes faculty

Richards High School welcomed new teachers from left (front row) Joyce Cruse ErLarCrystal Miguez Valerie Pelak (back row) Steve Haddad

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

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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.

Staff report



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