Agnes Palucki

  • Ms. Palucki worked at Apollo Elementary School as a 5th and 6th-grade teacher for the past 5 years. While at Apollo, she integrated technology into her classroom, facilitated technology-related professional development to staff, and co-facilitated Bulldog TV News, STEAM and Coding Club. With her passion for technology, she looks forward to a wonderful year collaborating and using the latest digital tools to enhance instructional practices and transform student learning.

    Ms. Palucki received her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education in 2013 from Elmhurst College and completed her Master's degree in Specialized Endorsements: ESL and SPED from National Louis University in 2018. She is currently in the process of completing her Master's degree in Learning Sciences Education with a focus on Learning Technologies for Coaches.

    Ms. Palucki will assist staff at Melzer, Nelson and Washington schools with integrating meaningful technology into their classroom curriculum. She can be reached digitally at APalucki@emsd63.org.

Cassidy Kuhlmann

  • Mrs. Kuhlmann began her career with District 63 as a Teaching Assistant at Washington Elementary School. After graduating with her Master of Arts in Education from National Louis University, Mrs. Kuhlmann started a new role as a 5th & 6th grade Special Education teacher at Washington. Following that, she spent three years as a 4th grade teacher at Stevenson School, where she co-founded Coding Club and StevieTV, a student-led broadcasting club.  
     
    Mrs. Kuhlmann moved to Gemini Middle School in 2019 to teach STEAM to 6th-8th grade students. She has co-facilitated the Rockin' Robotics club, as well as the remotely-held Code Club. She is passionate about integrating technology into the classroom and creating dynamic learning opportunities for students, and is excited to work with staff at students at Gemini this year.
     
    Mrs. Kuhlmann will assist staff at Gemini Middle School with integrating meaningful technology into their classroom curriculum. She can be reached digitally at CKuhlmann@emsd63.org.

Becky Lim

  • Mrs. Lim is joining East Main School District 63 as a Digital Learning Coach. She is coming to District 63 from Newhall School District, an elementary district in California, where she supported teachers and students as an Instructional Coach. While there she focused on creative technology integration across classrooms to enhance best practices in a meaningful way; additionally, she led and facilitated the rollout as the district deliberately implemented the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Prior to that, she taught 5th grade in Atlanta, Georgia, at a STEAM school where she wrote and received grants to implement Genius Hour, a classroom Makerspace, an augmented reality sandbox, and a vertical hydro garden. She started her career as a kindergarten teacher where she focused on inquiry-based learning. She is delighted to collaborate on innovative and creative methods of the use of technology in the hopes of transforming learning and continuing to support teachers as they integrate 21st century teaching practices.

    Mrs. Lim received her Bachelor's degrees in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education in 2012 from Peru State College and completed her Master's degree in Educational Administration from California State University, Northridge in 2020. She also received a Graduate Certificate in Instructional Technology: Teaching the 21st Century Learner from Brandman University, Irvine in 2021.

    Mrs. Lim will assist staff at the Early Learning Center, Apollo and Mark Twain schools with integrating meaningful technology into their classroom curriculum. She can be reached digitally at BLim@emsd63.org.

Nicole Sandine

  • Mrs. Sandine began her career teaching Kindergarten in Evanston and 3rd grade in Waukegan.  She joined District 63 in 2004 and taught 6th grade at Apollo for 14 years. While at Apollo, she facilitated professional development on different technology tools and integrated technology to enhance the learning in her classroom. 

    Most recently, she has taught 7th grade science and 7th and 8th grade STEAM at Gemini Middle School. She co-facilitated the Rockin’ Robots club and facilitated 3D printing with over 300 students. She has a passion for integrating technology into the learning experience and fostering student creativity.  Mrs. Sandine is excited to collaborate to create transformative learning experiences for the students in District 63.  This is her first year as a Digital Learning Coach. 

    Mrs. Sandine has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Illinois State University and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University. She is endorsed to teach ELL, Middle School Science and ELA. She is currently working on obtaining her Technology Specialist Endorsement. 

    Mrs.Sandine will assist staff at the Mark Twain and Washington schools with integrating meaningful technology into their classroom curriculum. She can be reached digitally at nsandine@emsd63.org.