REACH/STARS Programs

R.E.A.C.H. (Realizing Educational and Career Hopes) is a Grundy County Special Education Cooperative high school program servicing students of Minooka Community High School, Morris High School, and Gardner South Wilmington who are in need of life skills-based instruction.

Students in the R.E.A.C.H. program benefit from direct instruction in daily living skills, vocational training, and social communication. Currently, there are four classrooms housed at Minooka Community High School Central Campus, and one at Minooka Community High School South Campus. In addition to our life skills classrooms, MCHS Central Campus is home to our County Multi Needs program. Students in this program benefit from a therapeutic program that infuses daily therapies into curricular activities. 



REACH Program Coordinator
Kate Ross
STARS Program Coordinator
Kate Ross

REACH High School Teachers
Tammy Batson
Shannon Capwell
Julia Easter
Carrie Kravitz
Jenny Wicevic

STARS High School Teacher
Sean Miller

REACH High School Assistants
Amy Constanzo
Stacey Dalton
Amber Denato
George Dergo
Pat Hendrix
Amy Kinnitt
Maria Kolniak
Sarah Kozel
Larissa Lopez
Tami Maland
Beth Mangun
Karleen Nalepka
Patty Severson
Kim Willoughby
Kim Xoxakos

REACH Nurse
Andrea Paramo
STARS High School Assistants
Stacie Eartly
Dennis Miller


































Speech - Language Pathologist
Anna Burke

Occupational Therapist
Heather Manthey
Jamie Noon

Physical Therapist
Vicky Guth

Vision Itinerant
Rochelle Prospero

Hearing Itinerant
Holly Daggett

Social Worker
Jen Ceko

Adaptive PE Teacher
Stephanie Haub
Chadd Morrissy