D99's Very Own


Every month we proudly award employees who are alumni of Cicero School District 99. Their contribution back to the community helps our students ignite the road to excellence.

Past Winners

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Elizabeth Alba

Secretary at Sherlock



Dawn Benvenuto

Clerk for the Data and Assessment Department


Nancy Brown

2nd Grade Teacher at Liberty 


Angela Caravetta

2nd Grade Teacher at Burnham


Denise Carpenter

Secretary for the Human Resources Department


Dorene Cherry

Accounts Payable Manager for the Office Of Business Affairs 


Noemi Cieslewicz

5th Grade Teacher at Goodwin


Angelica Estrada

6th Grade Teacher at Columbus East



Jorge Garza

8th Grade Transitional Teacher at Unity


Anthony Grazzini

Director of Grants, PLCs, and Special Projects


Marybeth King

Director of Human Resources 


Laura Licea

Social Worker at Liberty

Deisy Mena

8th Grade Health and Physical Education Teacher at Unity


Kimberly Montoya

1st Grade Transitional Teacher at Burnham


Kristina Moreno

Assistant Principal at Lincoln


David Nunez

Level I Technician for the Information Services Department


Jennifer O'Connor

Assistant Principal at Warren Park


Jorge Pina

2nd Grade Co-Teacher at Warren Park


Anel Sanchez

6th Grade Teacher at Warren Park


Evelyn Sanchez

3rd Grade Transitional Teacher at Sherlock


Viviana Sifuentes

Secretary at Unity


Arlen Villeda

5th Grade Co-Teacher at Columbus East


Carol Yurkovic

7th Grade Social Studies Teacher at Unity



Executive Director

Mary Mycyk                                                          mmycyk@cicd99.edu


Cory Kalyvas                                                          ckalyvas@cicd99.edu


Thomas Eukovich                                                teukovich@cicd99.edu

Jacqueline Pisano                                              jpisano@cicd99.edu

Future Nominations

Any District 99 employee, parent, student or Cicero community member can nominate a District 99 Employee for D99's Very Own Award.

Nominee qualifications include:

- Current employee in District 99
- Attended District 99 or Cicero High Schools
- Exemplifies the District’s vision of “Igniting the Road to Excellence”
- Exhibits a positive attitude and kindness
- Demonstrates teamwork at all times

Click HERE if you would like to nominate someone to receive D99's Very Own.