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CMMS science teacher receives MSI Distinguished Teacher Award from the Museum of Science & Industry


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LEADER IN SCIENCE EDUCATION: CMMS 7th grade science teacher, Ms. Myetta Ali, (right) shares a smile with CMMS principal Kokona Chrisos at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago (MSI) where Ms. Ali received the Lester Crown MSI Distinguished Teacher Award for her extraordinary dedication to her students and the science teaching profession.

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Jennifer A. Gasbarro, CPA  
Board of Education
Title: Board Member
Jennifer Gasbarro


Board member Jennifer Gasbarro believes that exemplary public service opens the doors to community and gives access to stakeholders that fosters trust and transparency. Newly elected to the Board of Education in 2015, Mrs. Gasbarro is an actively engaged volunteer who serves in many capacities to help strengthen her community. She currently serves as the elected treasurer of the executive board of the newly-formed Monee Women’s Club and board member for Girl Scouts of South Cook County (GSSCC).

The Homewood, Illinois native is a 16-year resident of Monee, where she resides with her husband of 16 years, Anthony (Tony), and two children: a son (7th grader) who attends Crete-Monee Middle School and a daughter (4th grader) who attends Monee Elementary. Mrs. Gasbarro says she joined the District 201-U Board of Education first and foremost for her children. “My desire is that they have the best possible environment to learn and grow,” she said.

Personal

  • Married 16 years with two children
  • Resident of Monee (District 1) for 16 years

Professional

  • Licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with 20+ years’ experience in the public and private sector as well as university and municipal accounting
  • Adjunct professor of business and technology at Prairie State College

CM 201-U Activities & Interests

  • Former guest teacher for Crete-Monee School District 201-U
  • Former Director of the Crete-Monee Education Foundation (CMEF)
  • Founding board member and treasurer of the Early Learning Center PTO
  • Immediate past treasurer of Monee Elementary School PTO
  • PBIS committee member at Monee Elementary School
  • Crete-Monee Middle School PTO/concession volunteer

Community Involvement

  • Elected Treasurer, Monee Women’s Club Executive Board
  • Former board member, Girl Scouts of South Cook County (GSSCC)
  • Volunteer, Girl Scouts of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana
  • Finance Committee/Property Management Committee, GSSCC
  • Volunteer soccer coach, Crete Park District
  • Girl Scout leader
  • Cub Scout den leader
  • Volunteer, Monee Youth Baseball and Softball
  • Volunteer, Monee Kids Day
  • Volunteer, Monee Fall Fest

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Governors State University
  • Associate of Arts, Prairie State College
 

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