Dr. Tom Koulentes
Tom Koulentes believes that great high schools are built upon a foundation of strong positive relationships and accrued trust with all members of the school community. Valuing innovation, creativity and student engagement in school, Tom is thrilled to partner with all of our school's academic, athletic, fine art, and extracurricular programs.
Tom came to Libertyville High School from Highland Park High School where he served as Principal for the past three years. Tom spent his entire previous career at HPHS, serving as a teacher and administrator there since 1995. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Social Studies Education from the Univ. of IL, Urbana-Champaign, a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction (M.Ed) from National-Louis University, a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership (CAS) from National-Louis University, and his Doctor of Education (Ed.D) from National-Louis University, Chicago, IL.
As associate principal for curriculum and instruction, Ray’s responsibilities include the coordination of all programs and services related to curriculum and instruction, the coordination of student and parent programs, and the evaluation of teachers. In particular, he is the LHS coordinator state testing (SAT), Program Assisting With Success (PAWS), technology and our Advanced Placement (AP) program.
Ray completed his undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree from DePauw University with a major in biology. In 1999, he accepted a position teaching Life Science and Biology at Libertyville High School. While teaching science and coaching football, wrestling and track for District 128, he completed a graduate degree in Educational Administration from Loyola University. In 2006, Ray became the LHS School Improvement Coordinator. He continued in this role until he assumed the associate principal responsibilities in 2011.
As Assistant Principal, Eric's primary responsibilities include: Day to day operations of the building, teacher supervision assignments, building utilization, teacher evaluation, Ombudsman coordinator, bus liaison, as well as serving as LHS' Non-Discrimination Compliance Officer. Eric develops/maintains the student and parent handbooks and the school calendar. He also coordinates the Crisis Team and Emergency Response Teams and the school's bus evacuation, fire, severe weather, disaster and threat drills.
Eric received his B.A. degree and M.A. in Educational Psychology from Eastern Illinois University. Additionally, he holds a M.S. in Educational Administration from Governors' State University.
Eric began his educational career as a guidance counselor at Crete-Monee High School. Also while at Crete-Monee, he worked as a dean of students then assistant principal. Prior to joining LHS, Eric was an assistant principal at Rich East High School.
He is a member of the Illinois State Deans Association, and the Illinois Principal Association, and has presented at the Illinois State Board of Education as well as throughout the south suburbs on gang identification.
Eric's educational recognition includes the Jaycees Outstanding Educator Award for his work in Pupil Personnel Service, and an Administrative Honorarium for his work in educational collaboration and Shared Leadership.
Eric's time away from LHS is spent in the weight-room. He is a competitive powerlifter and as a member of the American Powerlifting Federation and World Powerlifting Congress, Eric is a two-time world, two-time national, North American, and multi-time Illinois State Powerlifting Champion. Additionally, Eric holds powerlifting records at the state, national and world level in his weight class.
Director of Student Services
As Director of Student Services, Ole's primary responsibilities include supervision of the school counselors, social workers, the College Resource Center (CRC), the school nurse and the Prevention and Wellness Program. Ole is also in charge of data management coordination, which includes developing the master schedule, student records, and student registration.
Ole received his B.S. degree in Social Science from Eastern Illinois University, a Master's in Secondary Counseling and a Type 75 Certificate in Educational Leadership from Northeastern Illinois University.
Ole began his career at Gurnee School District 56 where he taught 6th grade Social Studies for six years and coached 8th grade boys' basketball and track. After a year as the counselor/dean at Viking Junior High in Gurnee, he was hired as a school counselor at Libertyville High School in 1998. Ole served LHS as a school counselor for six years before being appointed to the position of the College/Career Counselor where he managed the CRC for four years. He became Director of Student Services in 2008.
Ole and his family live in Libertyville and his two sons graduated from LHS in 2012 and 2015.
Learning Support Team
Meagan Silverberg, Team Leader for last names A - F
Jason Schroeder, Team Leader for last names G-P
Mike Cholipski, Team Leader for last names Q-Z
Career and Technical Education (CTE) Supervisor
Dr. Debra Kellum (847) 327-7240
International Language Supervisor
John Woods (847) 327-7063
Tim Roegner (847) 327-7053
Buildings & Grounds Director
Chris Stancil (847) 327-7092
Physical Welfare (Driver's Education,
Patti Mascia (847) 327-7188
Community Education Director
Diane Phillips (847) 247-4577
Pete Dawson (847) 327-7054
Information Technology Coordinator
Eli Kelly (847) 327-7047
Social Studies Interim Supervisor
Brian Voss (847) 327-7056
Paul Reiff (847) 327-7183
Kelli Hartweg, Director (847) 247-4582
Fine and Performing Arts (Music, Art, Theatre, and Dance)
Dustin Helvie (847) 327-7057
Student Activities Director
Jennifer Uliks (847) 327-7258