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​​​Dis​trict 155 Human Resources Department Directory

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Jay Sargeant, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources

Phone: (815) 455-8500 ext. 1030

Fax: (815) 893-5422

E-mail: jsargeant@d155.org

Mr. Sargeant is responsible for leading all personnel activities for the district including hiring, employee certification, employee benefits, and Board of Education policy management. In addition, Mr. Sargeant coordinates the district's annual staffing plan and recommendations to the School Board of Education.

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Sue Burton, Human Resources Generalist​

Phone: (815) 455-8500 ext. 1030

Fax: (815) 893-5422

E-mail: SBurton@d155.org

Ms. Burton has served Community High School District 155 since January of 2009. She holds a Bachelor's degree in recreation with a minor in business administration from Eastern Illinois University. Ms. Burton is responsible for assisting with the teacher licensure process, assisting with and monitoring the evaluation process and Sequence of Honorable Dismissal report, state and federal reporting, assists with the collective bargaining proposals, processes coursework and advancement, new employee contracts and maternity and paternity FMLA needs. 


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Valerie Ksiazek, Benefits Coordinator

Phone: (815) 455-8500 ext. 1021

Fax: (815) 893-5422

E-mail: VKsiazek@d155.org​

Ms. Ksiazek has served Community High School District 155 since May 2013. She was previously employed at SEDOM, as the Benefits Coordinator for over 12 years. Ms. Ksiazek is responsible for coordinating employee benefits, health and life insurance plans, managing the Employee Benefits Portal, FMLA needs, and Workers Compensation. She is the IMRF Authorized Agent for District 155.



Patrice Juarez, Administrative Assistant 

Phone: (815) 455-8500 ext. 1055

E-mail: pjuarez@d155.org​

Ms. Juarez studied Spanish Translation and Business at Northern Illinois University.  She served as the Human Resources Director in long-term care for 15 years before coming to the District in July 2018. She is the administrative assistant to the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources. She is also responsible for onboarding new employees, board agenda, verifying and maintaining all employee records, background checks, staff I.D.'s and day-to-day office operations.






Community High School
District 155
1 South Virginia Road
Crystal Lake IL 60014
Phone: 815-455-8500