North Central College - Naperville, IL

Tracy Rogers Dvorchak M ’08

Tracy Rogers Dvorchak M ’08 was appointed principal of Prairie Elementary School in Naperville. She has served as assistant principal at Kingsley and at Meadow Glens elementary schools since 2010. Dvorchak was a second-grade teacher for eight years and Project IDEA teacher for five years at Ranch View Elementary School in Naperville. She also served as a learning resource director at Naper Elementary School for seven years. Dvorchak holds a master of educational leadership and administration degree from North Central.

Jessica Lim '12

Jessica Lim has been co-teaching as a long-term substitute at Glen Forest Elementary in Falls Church, VA. She has been hired to work in the Fairfax County Public School District as a fifth-grade teacher.

Emily Katsaros Swayka '11

Emily Katsaros Swayka is enrolled in the pharmacy program at Roosevelt University. This year, she won a prestigious Leonard J. DeMino Pharmacy Student Scholarship based on her essay, “The Future of Pharmacy: Patient Care.”

Kevin Quirke '10

Kevin Quirke worked as a research assistant in a research laboratory at Loyola University Medical Center. He is now a medical student at Loyola.

Leslie Oca Esquerra '09

Leslie Oca Esquerra is technician lead at Honeywell Universal Oil Products. In this position, she conducts inorganic and structural analysis on catalyst products manufactured. She has been with the company for two years and was promoted to a full-time employee. She may be reached at lesliesguerra@gmail.com.

Mackenzie Tarr '12

Mackenzie Tarr is an office manager for an optometry practice and is applying for optometry school.

Caroline Gully '12

Caroline Gully, a former North Central lacrosse player, was an assistant coach for women’s lacrosse coach Jenni Kapanen and the Finnish National team during the 2013 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup. For more information visit 2013worldlacrosse.com.

Shanna Loos '11

Shanna Loos is a special education teacher at Challand Middle School in Sterling, IL. She previously worked as a one-on-one aide for a child with severe nonverbal autism at Franklin Elementary School in Sterling. She walked with the child’s family this year at the Walk Now for Autism in Chicago.

Ryan Freed '10

Ryan Freed is vice president at Suburban Real Estate. He works for Bryan Barus ’90, CEO of Suburban Real Estate and a member of North Central’s Board of Trustee Associates. Freed and his wife Molly Link ’10 Freed reside in Batavia, IL.

Maura Davy Prekwas '08

Maura Davy Prekwas is an elementary teacher at El Sierra School in Downers Grove Grade School District 58. She serves as a co-op and attests that having Danielle Norman ’16 as a preclinical student has been a great experience. Prekwas says that she and her school staff are always impressed with the ability of North Central students to get their pupils involved in the curriculum.