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Maxine Kessie Levy

Maxine Kessie Levy, American counselor. Recipient Outstanding Contribution to Education award Township High School District 214, 1990.


Levy, Maxine Kessie was born on January 13, 1939 in Waukegan, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Joseph W. and Jean I. (Shavin) Kessie.


Bachelor in Teaching Language Arts, University Illinois, 1961. Master of Arts in Counseling, Roosevelt University, Chicago, 1966. Master of Arts in Special Education, Northeastern Illinois University, 1981.

Administrative certified, Northeastern Illinois University, 1984.


Secondary teacher English,, Chicago Board Education, 1961-1962;instructor ice skating, Winnetka (Illinois) Park District, 1977-1978;administrative aide off-campus program, Township High School District 203, Wilmette, Illinois, 1978-1980;teacher learning disabilities, Township High District 113, Highland Park, Illinois, 1979-1984;counselor, coordinator talented and gifted program, Township High District 214, Elk Grove Village, Illinois, since 1985. Member adjunct faculty department education Roosevelt University, Chicago, 1990-1993.


Board directors Willowbrook School Parent-Teachers Association, Glenview, Illinois, 1970-1978, president, 1975-1977. President Choral Parents Organization, Glenbrook North High School, Northbrook, Illinois, 1983-1985. President Farno chapter Women's American Organization Rehabilitation Through Training, 1970-1972, secretary Chicago region, 1972-1974, regional vice president, 1974-1976, board directors, 1980-1985.

Board governors Millikin Club Chicago, 1987-997. Member Peer Helper Network Greater Chicago, since 1989. Chaperone Japanese sister-school exchange program, Ashikaga, Japan, June, 1994, 96, 98.

Member American Counseling Association (president Northwest Suburban chapter 1988-1990), National Association Gifted Children (treasurer division counseling and guidance since 1990), National Association College Admissions Counselors, Illinois Association Gifted Children, Phi Delta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: entertaining, cooking, dancing, aerobics, reading.


Married Stephen Levy, June 25, 1961. Children: Allison Dale, William Eric, Phillip Samuel, Daniel Aron.