Meet the Team

Stephanie Glienke -


Stephanie has three sons - a 7th grader, a 5th grader, and a 1st grader - who have been at Canty since each was in PreK.  She and her husband of 14 years have lived in the Dunning neighborhood since 2009. 

Stephanie is a 2003 grad of UIUC and has worked as a librarian, barista, and archaeologist.  She believes every person's perspective is invaluable, and her hope going forward is to invite and acknowledge the unique opinions of all in order to benefit the well-being of each and every student at Canty.

Jan Williams -

Vice President

Jan has 3 sons attending Canty; 1 in 4th grade and twins in 5th grade. Her family has lived in the Canty community since 2017.

Jan is a former music teacher turned stay at home mom turned mompreneur, and her husband of 18 years is an engineer with the Chicago Fire Department. 

Jan is thrilled about serving the Canty family & is enthusiastic about the future of the organization & school.

Toni Wahlberg -


Toni-Marie has a son in 7th grade who has been at Canty since kindergarten.

She works in IT consulting, managing a global team and is grateful to work close to home instead of traveling. Her husband works in healthcare and is President of the Hiawatha Baseball league.

Toni-Marie is very excited to be joining the FOC Board and help foster a sense of community and support. 

Teresa Sammarco -


Teresa has 3 sons -  a 3rd grader, a 1st grader, and a future Cougar still at home. She and her family have been living in Dunning since 2020.

Teresa is a former healthcare worker who worked in pediatrics prior to being a stay at home mom. She is very involved at Hiawatha and has coached soccer, basketball, and Cubs Care T-ball.

Teresa is excited to be a part of Friends of Canty and is looking forward to working together as a community to achieve great things for our school. 

Julia Prado -

Volunteer Coordinator

Julia has four daughters; a second grader & a kindergartener at Canty, a preschooler, and a future cougar at home. Having grown up in Dunning, she and her family moved into the Canty Community in 2021.

Julia worked as a paralegal in downtown Chicago for 14 years and enjoyed fundraising and volunteer work for various children's, women's, immigration and animal rights non-profits before becoming a stay at home mom. As a former athlete and marathoner, she remains active by running family-friendly 5ks and coaching indoor and outdoor soccer at Hiawatha Park.

Julia is thrilled to join Friends of Canty and is grateful for the opportunity to do her part in helping further strengthen and grow in the best interest of Canty Students.

Elohimnette Ramos -

Spanish Liaison

Elohimnette, better known as Lenis, has 4 kids that attend Canty: A 7th grader, 5th grader, 3rd grader, and a preschooler. 

She has been married for 16 years and has lived in the Dunning community for 17 years. 

Lenis graduated from Loyola University in 2008 with a BA in social psychology with a minor is sociology. 

She's worked as an HR Clerk, preschool teacher assistant (daycare), and a job recruiter before becoming a stay at home mom. 

She is very excited to join the FoC Board to better assist the Spanish speaking community.

Joan Todde -

Teacher Representative