Reopening Advisory Board Overview


New Trier High School has established a Reopening Advisory Board (RAB) to give input, assess metrics, and make recommendations as the District considers whether to move between steps on the Reopening Ladder in its 2020-2021 Reopening and Operational Plan . The RAB includes representation from parents, students, medical professionals, faculty, staff, administration, and the Board of Education. Superintendent Paul Sally created the Board in an advisory capacity. All reopening decisions ultimately rest with the Superintendent and the Board of Education.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Reopening Advisory Board

  1. Give input on structure of operational and COVID metrics for New Trier's Ladder to Reopening
  2. Provide input on thresholds for metrics based on information from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH), and RAB medical professional consultants
  3. Review operational metrics on an ongoing basis to ensure safety for students and staff on the current step of the ladder
  4. Provide questions for the RAB medical professional consultants on an ongoing basis
  5. Provide guidance and recommendations for the appropriate step for the school on New Trier's Ladder to Reopening
  6. Bring the perspective of their areas and roles while working to find the best solution for all members of New Trier's educational community

Members of the Reopening Advisory Board

Kenneth Dolin, Student
Denise Dubravec, Principal, Winnetka Campus
Jayden Fogel, Student
Bill Franz, Physical Plant Services Staff
Jean Hahn, Board of Education
Tim Hayes, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services
Kathy Heublein, English/Social Studies Department Assistant
Chris Johnson, Associate Superintendent
Annie Kirschbaum, Special Education Faculty
Sean O'Grady, Parent
Joanne Panopoulos, Assistant Superintendent for Special Education
Susie Paunan, Senior Adviser Chair
Terry Phillips, Mathematics Faculty
Anne Marie Ricchio, School Nurse
Morgan Riegert, Instructional Assistant
Frank Salerno, Science Faculty
Paul Sally, Superintendent
Paul Waechtler, Principal, Northfield Campus
Julia Werner, Parent

Medical Professional Consultants

Dr. Nancy Burgoyne, Mental Health Professional, The Family Institute at Northwestern University
Dr. Rachel Goodman, Pediatrician - Elm Street Pediatrics, Winnetka
Dr. Jeff Semel, Infectious Disease Specialist, NorthShore University Health Systems
Dr. Alicia M. Siston, Managing Director, Epidemiology and Population Health Management, Siston & Associates, LLC
Dr. Nallely Mora, MD MPH, Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health, Loyola University

Board Documents

Additional Reference Documents