Phone: Ext. 1736

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in English from Mizzou Ed.M. in Special Education from UIUC

Miss Zoƫ Kell

She/Hers

Hello! My name is Miss. Kell and I am so excited to be your teacher this year. This will be my first year here at Parkland and my 2nd year teaching overall. I got my Master’s in Special Education from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and my Bachelor’s in English from Mizzou. When I’m not at school I love being outside, playing video games, and hanging out with my dog. It’s going to be a great school year!

 

Favorites

Color: Yellow

Candy: Sour Patch Kids

Hobbies: Video games, Kayaking, and Hiking

Animals: Llamas, Sloths, and Giraffes

Phone: Ext. 1739

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

BSW from Aurora University MSW from George Williams College of Aurora University

Miss Megan Maldonado

Hello! My name is Ms. Maldonado. I received my BSW from Aurora University and then attended George Williams College of Aurora University for my Masters. This is my 2nd year as a Social Worker, and I am so excited to meet you all this year! 

 

Favorites

Color: Purple

Candy: Reese’s Pieces

Hobbies: Riding my Motorcycle

& doing Crafts

Animals: Dolphins, Sloths, and Giraffes

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

U.S. Marine

Mr. Gavin Franz

Hi everyone! My name is Mr. Franz. I am extremely lucky and excited to be working at parkland again this year as I love it so much! This will be my second year here but my first full year. I have been in the Marine Corps for almost three years now and I enjoy the learning experience it gives me. I love video games, anime, cars, motorcycles, fishing and plenty of other things as well. I can't wait to meet everyone and see you all!

 

Favorites

Color: Gold

Candy: Dark chocolate

Hobbies: Working on Cars, Driving, and Fishing

Animals: Capybara

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Southern Illinois University with a BA in English Master's of Library and Information Studies and an MA in English

Mr. Matthew Benbennick

Hi! I am Mr. Benbennick (or Mr. B) and this is my first full year as a paraprofessional at Parkland. I am a 1999 graduate of Parkland School as well as a graduate from Southern Illinois University with a BA in English. I also Have a Master's of Library and Information Studies and an MA in English. I was a librarian for 7 years living in New Mexico and worked at a library in Oklahoma for 5 years before that. Now that I am back home near my family I enjoy hanging out with my niece and taking my dog for walks. I love movies. I wish I could travel more, but I am making an effort to cook more foods from around the world at home. I'm looking forward to a great year. 

Favorites

Color: Black

Candy: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Hobbies: Cooking

Animals: Dogs