Meet our staff

  • photo  Rosemary O'Connell              Library Director        roconnell@ccsd89.org

    I am elated to be working as Glen Crest’s librarian since 2015!  A native of Minnesota and graduate of St. Mary’s University of MN, I have been a Chicago-area resident and Chicago sports fan for more than 20 years.  I have experience at the elementary, middle and high school levels, and received my Masters of Library & Information Science from Dominican University in 2014.

    My husband and I are the parents of two college-aged sons.  In addition to cheering on the Bears, in my free time I love to travel, spend time with family & friends, attend plays, walk my dog, and READ!


    photo  Petra Peterson                      Library Assistant          ppeterson@ccsd89.org

    After working 10 years at Westfield, I was excited to join the Glen Crest team in 2014. I was born in Germany, grew up in Canada, and lived in Wisconsin and Michigan before moving to Illinois. I graduated from COD’s Library Technical Assistant program in 2007.

    My husband and I are proud parents to a lawyer, optometrist and firefighter/paramedic. I love to travel, read and teach low-carb cooking classes.