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Elizabeth "Liz" Paredes

School Director
Mundelein High School

Liz is a college access and success advocate and program manager who has served young people, their families, and school communities in roles that have spanned test-optional college admissions, middle grade college preparatory academic enrichment, near-peer mentorship, and high school and college transition programming. The common thread in each experience is an emphasis on student-centered and culturally responsive student advising and instructional models hat engage and support young people in discovering their academic passions and exercising ownership of their high school, post-secondary, and career plans.

Liz attended DePaul University and is currently pursuing a Masters in Non-Profit Management at DePaul. Liz is an avid Simpsons fan (chiefly seasons 1-12) and enjoys walking along the lakefront.

The function of freedom is to free someone else - Toni Morrison

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