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Thank you to our army of volunteers and sponsors!

We could not host The Reading Games without the help and support of so many in our community!  Thank you for volunteering your time and talents!

Question Coordinators

Our sincere appreciation to the Question Coordinators on the PTA Council Reading Games Committee: Kim Venzon, Jill Schwartzers, and Jessie Warmbir. The committee kept the Question Writers on deadline and then turned their contributions into the scripts for the Moderators.


They are hard at work now creating the reading lists for next year’s games!  Watch for the release of the lists on the last day of school.

Question Writers

Sue Anderson, 3rd Grade Teacher, Hillcrest

Rachel Bush, 1st Grade Teacher, Kingsley

DeAnn Conklin, Parent

Karrie Donat, Parent, Whittier

Lucy Elford, Teacher Librarian

Lois Emde,  Parent, El Sierra

Kelly Fallon-Wilson, Parent

Christy Gergits, Reading Specialist, Whittier

Valerie Hardy, Parent, Herrick & Whittier

Jen Haselhorst, Parent, Hillcrest 

Leslie Hesterman, Teacher Librarian, Hillcrest

Irene Jackson, District 58 Teacher

Beth Jania, District 58 Teacher

Frances Jones, Instructional Assistant, O’Neill

Karyn Kanthack, Parent, Herrick

Margaret Keshen, former Instructional Assistant, O’Neill

Stacy Klepper, Parent, Whittier

Debbie Krygeris, former District 58 teacher

Erin Linsenmeyer, Children’s Librarian, Downers Grove Public Library

Rob Long, Community Member

Sheryl Long, Community Member

Joan Mommsen, Teacher Librarian

Beth Nelson, Parent, Hillcrest

Radhi S. Reddy, Mom of 2 boys (Grade 4 and a 2 yr old)

Gracie Ruyle, Children’s Library Assistant, Downers Grove Public Library

Laura Stone   

Beth Szopko, Parent, El Sierra & O'Neill

Angela Vahle, District 58 Teacher

Kim Venzon, Parent, O’Neill

Ambereen Yousuf, Parent, Lester

Angel Yu, Parent, Kingsley

Andrea Zanzola, Parent, Herrick


Thank you to our Reading Games sponsors including:


  • the Downers Grove PTA Council

  • the Downers Grove District 58 Education Foundation

  • KOHA

  • the District 58 teachers, administrators and staff for their ongoing support of the Games,

  • the moderators, scorekeepers and other volunteers for contributing their time to make this day possible,

  • the Downers Grove Jr Woman’s Club


The following area businesses also donated prizes for our winners - please take a moment to thank them the next time you visit!


  • Culver’s

  • McDonald’s

  • Oberweis

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