Mrs. Barb Garrison

Phone: 630-551-9610

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Mrs. Barb Garrison

Principal

Welcome to an exciting year at Brokaw Early Learning Center.  I have been in the education field since 1988. I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Western Illinois University, Macomb, and a master’s degree in educational administration from University of St. Francis, Joliet, Ill. My teaching career started in 1988 as an early childhood teacher. I joined School District 308 in 2000 as part of the Early Bird Early Childhood program and then became a first grade teacher in 2001 at The Wheatlands Elementary School when the building opened. In 2005 I was appointed as the assistant principal of The Wheatlands and was there until 2014. In 2014, I transferred to Lakewood Creek Elementary and served as the assistant principal until 2018.

I am excited to get to know the students and families of Brokaw Early Learning Center and look forward to serving and growing with the community.


Mrs. Jacqueline Mecklenburg

Phone: 630-551-9611

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Mrs. Jacqueline Mecklenburg

Assistant Principal

Jacqueline E. Mecklenburg is the assistant principal at Brokaw Early Learning Center. In that role she provides building leadership. She has almost three decades of professional experience in the education field, with teaching jobs in Kinderhook, Ill., Hamilton, Ill., Hannibal, Mo., and Quincy, Ill. She also served as an assistant principal at Hinckley Big-Rock High School in Hinckley, Ill.

In her previous roles, she served on the school improvement team, detention coordinator, grade level chairperson and the sunshine fund. She has a bachelor’s degree from Quincy University in Quincy, Ill., and a master’s degree from Williamwoods University in Fulton, Mo.

Miss Cara Chase

Phone: 630-551-9612

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Miss Cara Chase

Special Education Coordinator

 
Ms. Maureen Troke

Phone: 630-551-9413

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Ms. Maureen Troke

Special Education Program Administrator

Maureen Troke has been with Oswego CUSD 308 since 2013 as a Special Education Program Administrator.  She enjoys collaborating with educational teams, parents, and students to provide a supportive learning experience where children excel.


She earned her educational leadership degree from Loyola University of Chicago, IL, her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Teaching from St. Mary's University of Minnesota.