/About Glenwood Intermediate School / Administrators
Mrs. Elizabeth Gregurich, Principal
Mrs. Elizabeth Gregurich has been an educator for 26 years. After earning her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Illinois State University, Mrs. Gregurich taught fourth grade in Kirkwood, Missouri and at Riverton Elementary. In 1992 she began her career in the Ball-Chatham School District as a sixth grade language arts teacher. Throughout her years, Mrs. Gregurich has held sixth and eighth grade language arts positions, as well as team leadership, coaching, and mentoring positions. She also led teachers instructionally as the Glenwood Intermediate School Literacy Coach.
Mrs. Gregurich earned a Reading and Literacy Master of Arts Degree from Walden University, and then went on to receive her Master of Science Degree in Educational Leadership, from Concordia University. Mrs. Gregurich has been Principal at GIS for three years, appreciating every day as a learning experience, while motivating students to be the best individuals they can be.
Mrs. Gregurich and her husband, Chris, have four children, two daughters who are graduates of Glenwood High School, and a son entering GHS and a son entering Glenwood Middle School. Her family and learning are her main hobbies, along with her passion for sports of all levels. Mrs. Gregurich is truly looking forward to another great year of working collaboratively with the community, families, students and staff at Glenwood Intermediate School to continue the respected traditions of the Ball-Chatham School District.
Mr. Eric Surges, Assistant Principal
Mr. Eric Surges has been with the Ball-Chatham school district for 12 years, and is entering his fifth year as Assistant Principal at GIS. Before becoming Assistant Principal, he served as a 6th grade social studies teacher for seven years at GIS/GMS. Prior to joining the Ball-Chatham school district, he was Assistant Principal of Ursuline Academy in Springfield.
Mr. Surges graduated with his BA from UIS in 2002, and his MS from EIU in 2003. He is originally from Joliet, IL and graduated from Providence Catholic High School. Mr. Surges is married and has two daughters. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family, play golf, tennis, and guitar.
Mrs. Alyssa Myren, Special Education Administrator
Mrs. Alyssa Myren has taught special education in the Chicago Public Schools, and at Glenwood Elementary and Glenwood Intermediate Schools.
After graduating from Franklin High School, she earned her Bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University in Special Education. She then went on to earn her Master’s degree from American College of Education in Educational Leadership.
Alyssa says that she enjoys assisting students and families in navigating the special education process and making sure that all students with special needs receive appropriate placement, interventions, and accommodations. “I also enjoy working with the teachers and exploring real world opportunities for our students,” she says.
Alyssa is married to Joseph, and together they have a son, Jace. On her own time she likes reading and spending time with family and friends.