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EPCHS Welcomes New Staff Members Ahead Of 2022-2023 School Year

Evergreen Park Community High School is thrilled to welcome a group of new teachers and staff members heading into their first full-year at the school in 2022-2023. 


Terry Holland: Holland joined EPCHS as a custodian this month. 


Laura Kortz: Kortz is entering her first full-year as administrative assistant for athletics and activities after serving in the role for a portion of the last school year. 


Terence Masterson: Masterson comes to EPCHS this year as a business teacher with six years of teaching experience. He has a degree in elementary education from Saint Xavier University, with other coursework focused on career and technical education (CTE) information technology. He’s also worked in the IT field for five years, and enjoys White Sox baseball games and playing video games in his spare time. 


He is the son of EPCHS Director of Facilities Terry Masterson. 


Rachael Mayo: The EPCHS cheerleading coach who led the team to a state finals appearance in 2022 comes to the school in a full-time capacity as a registrar and administrative assistant. She has earned a bachelor of arts degree from St. Norbert College and is a former cheerleader for the Green Bay Packers. 


Mayo is married to her husband, Jack, and had two dogs: Nala and Trixie. She will continue in her role as EPCHS cheerleading coach in addition to her duties as registrar.  


Tim Moran: Moran is entering his first full-year as director of public relations at EPCHS after serving in the role for a portion of the last school year. He has a bachelor of arts degree in mass communication from Saint Xavier University and worked in journalism for 13 years. 


Gianna Pinotti: The EPCHS color guard and winter guard coach will also serve as a social worker intern this school year. An EPCHS alum, Pinotti has a bachelor of arts degree from Concordia University in Chicago, an associate’s of arts degree from Moraine Valley Community College and is currently in her second year as a graduate student at Dominican University seeking a master’s degree in social work. 


Pinotti participates in musicals with the Oak Lawn Park District and works as a performer for a Princess Party company. 


Anera Reid: Reid comes to EPCHS as an English teacher with five years of teaching experience. She has earned a bachelor of arts degree in education from Saint Xavier University and a master of arts in literature from Northwestern University. She’s married to her husband, Michael Reid, who is also a teacher. Reid enjoys traveling and cooking in her spare time. 


Carlos Ruiz: Ruiz comes to EPCHS as a Spanish teacher with five years of experience. He will also be a coach for the boys and girls soccer programs. He enjoys the outdoors, dancing, music festivals, podcasting, reading and family time. He also plays the congas and sang when he was younger. 


He’s married to his wife, Nilsa Ruiz, the owner of Chicago Growth Mindset. They have two children: Nilos, age 3, and Nitaino, 6 months. 


Robert Rymek: An EPCHS alum, Rymek is entering his first year as an industrial arts teacher at EPCHS. He’s married to his wife, Cindie, and has three adult children: Sam, Erika and Makayla.