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Employee Spotlight

Cathy Jacobson

Cathy Jacobson

Vernon Hills

What is your job at the Park District?
Dance Teacher/Choreographer

How long have you worked for the Park District?
About 3 years.

What is your favorite part about working at the Park District?
All the incredibly talented kids and parents I get to work with.

What is something interesting about you that most people do not know?
This is my 40th year teaching, and I have seen “Wicked” 32 times.

What is your favorite thing to do outside of work?
Travel to New York for theatre.

What is your favorite movie of all time?

Quote from Cathy’s supervisors:
“Cathy works at the Community Arts Center, serving the community in several ways. Our Acting Studio gets to be silly, create characters and magic worlds, with her at the helm. She can also be found on stage during rehearsals as a choreographer and props designer. Parents feel safe, as they let their dancers tumble with Cathy at Studio83. She has motivated each dancer to become a confident and smart risk taker. There is no one else like Cathy Jacobson. Her remarkable, rich and deep knowledge in the performing arts world makes her unmatchable.”  – Lindsay Grandt, Recreation Supervisor, Jessi Hersman, Recreation Supervisor, and Aly Stanczak, Recreation Manager

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