Gemini Junior High School

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Gemini Jr. High Announcements

District Announcements


  • Welcome to New Gemini Principal Dr. RenĂ© Carranza

    Posted by Janet Bishop at 5/9/2016


    At its May 4 meeting, the District 63 Board of Education approved the appointment of Gemini Junior High’s new Principal, Dr. René Carranza. Dr. Carranza will step into his new role in July with the departure of current Principal Richard Groeling. 

    Currently Principal on Special Assignment at Palatine’s CCSD 15, Dr. Carranza began his teaching career in 1978 as a K-1 teacher in Los Angeles. During his 38 years as an educator, he has held a variety of teaching and educational leadership positions -- including Assistant Principal and Principal at D15’s Winston Junior High, and Principal at two of CCSD 62's elementary schools. Dr. Carranza holds a BA in psychology from the University of Southern California, an MA in clinical psychology from United States International University, and an Ed.D. from Northern Illinois University. 

    "Dr. Carranza is an exceptional leader; his dedication to middle school education in particular makes him the perfect fit for Gemini,” noted Dr. Scott Clay, District Superintendent. “Our goal is to ensure that students are well prepared for Maine East High School and beyond, and Dr. Carranza’s career demonstrates that he shares these goals. He is well-suited to maintaining and enhancing Gemini’s strong track record of fostering student success.”

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  • Success Without Boundaries: Teacher Stephanie Fulton Recieves Successory Award

    Posted by Janet Bishop at 4/6/2016


    Language Arts Teacher Stephanie Fulton was thrilled to learn that her name had been drawn from all of the school's “Successory” forms to receive a special gift honoring her contribution to student success at Gemini. Each Successory form thanked a particular teacher or education professional for helping that student “become a success.”

    Kunj noted that Ms. Fulton, "makes the class a class we want to be in and look forward to coming to everyday." Principal Rich Groeling added his congratulations.

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