Translate

Photo of MELANIE GRZESIK-DUFFY

MELANIE GRZESIK-DUFFY

School Counselor

New Staff Profile from 2022-23

  • University Attended: Undergraduate: Illinois State University Master's: Roosevelt University 

What are you most excited about this school year?
Working in a supportive school environment and helping students through their emotional challenges and successes.

What is something you like to do for fun? How does it keep you in a positive mindset?
I love walking and being outside with my dog and family, meditation, and gardening. It is very important for me to feel balanced so I often practice slowing down or using mindful breathing throughout the day.

What would students be surprised to find out about you?
I have traveled to Italy, Dublin, London, and Paris, as well as Costa Rica. I have been a vegetarian for 14 years. 

What are your “trapped on a desert island” books, movies, or music?
Any book or article by David Sedaris, all 6 seasons of Mad Men, George Harrison’s album All Things Must Pass, and any Paul McCartney album. 

What is most important to you as an educator?
As human beings, we all have an innate desire to be seen, heard, and validated. I strive to make that a reality for all students and staff I work with every day, because that is something I value and believe in.

This site provides information using PDF, visit this link to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software.