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Program Advisors

Program Advisor Phone
Art, Graduate Kryssi Staikidis 815-753-8388
Art, Undergraduate Bethany Geiseman 815-753-7870
Chief School Business Official LEPF Department 815-753-4404
Early Childhood (undergrad) Type 04 Nicole Holland (FCNS) 815-753-1891
Early Childhood (undergrad)
Type 04 with Preschool Special Education Approval
Kate Donohue 815-753-8361
Early Childhood (graduate) Leslie Hecht 815-753-8457
Elementary (undergrad) Edye Cowan 815-753-8357
Elementary (graduate) Nick Slicer 815-753-7948
English Language Arts Judith Pokorny 815-753-6609
Family and Consumer Sciences  Bette Montgomery 815-753-6338
Foreign Languages  Karen Lichtman
815-753-6443
Health Education
Initial Teacher Certification (BSEd or MAT)
Endorsement in Health Education (MST)
Andrea Hein 815-753-5653
Library Information Specialist Judy Puskar 815-753-6805
Literacy – Reading Specialist Nick Slicer 815-753-7948
Literacy – Bilingual and ESL Nick Slicer 815-753-7948
Mathematics Renee Olsen 815-753-5390
Middle Grades Edye Cowan 815-753-8357
Music Mary Lynn Doherty 815-753-2435
Physical Education Anthony Calderala 815-753-5721
Principal/General Administrative LEPF Department 815-753-4404
Science - Biology Jon Miller 815-753-7828
Science - Chemistry Mike Eads 815-753-6492
Science - Earth and Space Science Nicole LaDue 815-753-7935
Science - Environmental Science Melissa Lenczewski 815-753-7937
Science - Physics Paul Fix 815-753-6819
School Counselor  Danae Miesbauer 815-753-1306
School Psychologist  Christine Malecki 815-753-1836
Social Science  - Economics
                         - Geography
                         - History
                         - Political Science
                         - Psychology
                         - Sociology
                            & Anthropology
Andrea Smalley
Frank Bell
815-753-0190
815-753-6576
Special Education - Director of Special Education Leslie Hecht 815-753-8457
Special Education - Learning Behavior Specialist I (undergraduate ) Barb Amberg 815-753-8361
Special Education - Learning Behavior Specialist I (graduate) Leslie Hecht 815-753-8457
Special Education - Visual Impairments (undergraduate) Barb Amberg 815-753-8361
Special Education - Visual Impairments (graduate) Leslie Hecht 815-753-8457
Speech Language Pathologist  Patricia Tattersall 815-753-1521
Superintendent  LEPF Department 815-753-4404
Technology Specialist  Judy Puskar 815-753-6805

Office of Educator Licensure and Preparation

Williston Hall 320
Phone: 815-753-0846
Email: TeacherCertification@niu.edu