6200 Lake Street, Morton Grove, IL 60053   |    Phone: 847.965.6200   |    Fax: 847.965.0606
Morton Grove School District 70
Park View School
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Paul McGivern, President

Paul McGivern, President Paul has called Morton Grove home since 1990.  He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana and owns the Skokie Ace Hardware store in downtown Skokie.  Paul served for two years on the board of the Morton Grove Park District before joining the Park View board in 2008.  He is the proud father of four and when his youngest graduates from 8th grade in 2017, he will have been a Park View parent for 19 consecutive years.    

Lori Eslick

Lori Eslick Lori Eslick has been a resident of District 70 since 1999 with her husband and four children.  Over the past seven years, Lori has been fortunate to stay home to raise her children allowing her the opportunity to be an active volunteer at Park View in many different capacities.  Lori received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education with a concentration in Special Education from Illinois State University.  After teaching behaviorally and emotionally challenged high school students, she returned to Illinois State University to obtain a Master’s Degree in Education with a focus in Deaf and Hard of Hearing.  She taught in a Deaf program for seven years in the Chicago Public School system.  Lori is currently enrolled in the Interpreter Training Program at Harper College with the goal of becoming a certified sign language interpreter.  Lori is the District 70 School Board representative for the Niles Township District of Special Education (NTDSE) governing board.    

George Karagozian

George Karagozian George has been a Morton grove resident since 1977 and a District 70 Park View Graduate. He and his wife Ani have four children, three of which are currently at Park view, and their oldest a 2015 Park View Graduate. George has been a small business entrepreneur for most of his working career with an extensive background in small business management. He has also been serving on the Morton Grove Traffic Commission since 2012 and has an inherent commitment to serve his community.

Mark Thannert

Mark Thannert Mark was selected by the Board of Education to fill a vacant seat on May 18, 2015. Mark has lived in Morton Grove for over 10 years and has been a Park View parent since 2008. He has a Bachelors in Business from Indiana University and a Masters in Information Technology from Northwestern University. As an IT professional Mark has worked for several large employers in Chicagoland while attempting to balance the needs of a busy family life.

Wayne Youkhana

Wayne Youkhana

Wayne is a proud product of the Niles Township educational system having attended Lincoln Hall Junior High School and Niles West High School. He holds a BA in Film & Video from Columbia College in Chicago. Wayne has spent the past twenty years working in the international advertising awards industry. After sixteen years working for the Clio Awards he has spent the last 4 years as Strategy Director for London International Awards. Given his academic and professional experience, he is very passionate about the roles Technology, Communications and the Fine Arts play in a child’s education. He has resided in Morton Grove since 1997 with his wife Stephanie. They are the proud parents of three children who attend Park View.

Paul Torres

Paul Torres

Paul moved to Morton Grove in 1994 as an 8th grader and graduated from Niles West High School.  

He and his wife moved back to Morton Grove in 2004 and raise their two children here. Mr. Torres has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Illinois (Chicago) and a Masters Degree in Curriculum from National Louis University. Mr. Torres has been teaching and coaching at Niles North High School for over 15 years.


John Przekota

cc John grew up on Chicago's Northwest Side, and in Park Ridge.  He graduated from St. Patrick High School. Mr. Przekota has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Iona College (New Rochelle, NY) a Masters Degree in Secondary Education from North Park University, and a Masters Degree in School Leadership from Concordia University. 
Mr. Przekota has been in Education since 2000 holding the position of teacher, coach, and administrator at various points of his career.  He has worked at St. Patrick High School, Steinmetz High School, Senn High School, and Niles West. Currently John is a teacher at Northtown Academy (Chicago) and head boys water polo coach at Glenbrook North.
He and his wife moved to Morton Grove in 2011 and raise their two children here.

Board Committees

IASB Representative - Lori Eslick & Paul Torres
NTDSE Representatives - Lori Eslick & Paul Torres
Facilities - Wayne Youkhana & Paul McGivern
Policy - George Karagozian & John Przekota
Finance - Mark Thannert & John Przekota
Morton Grove School District 70
Park View School
Address: 6200 Lake Street, Morton Grove, IL 60053
Phone: 847.965.6200  |   Fax: 847.965.0606
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