Military Families

Welcome home to D187!  We’re glad you’re here!

North Chicago, IL is a great community of 30,000 residents with a small town feel about 40 miles north of Chicago. North Chicago is the headquarters for large corporations including AbbVie and Uline.  D187 has approximately 3,300 students Pre-K – 12th grade.

Home to the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, the Lovell Federal Health Care Facility and three Navy housing villages, North Chicago is a proud military community! D187 is equally proud of this connection and enthusiastically welcomes and supports our military connected families!  They bring with them exciting adventures and perspectives that enrich our community and our schools. 

We're here to help!

Naval Station Great Lakes Contacts

David Lehfeld
Military Liaison 
847-688-3440 ext 129

Annie Andersen
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Case Liaison
Work and Family Life Consultant
847-688-3603 ext 203

Naval Station Great Lakes Fleet and Family Support
525 Farragut Ave, Bldg. 26
Great Lakes, Illinois 60088
847-688-3603 ext 203

Fleet and Family Support Center

Child & Youth Placement Program

Great Lakes Youth Center

D187 Staff

Suzanne Diener
D187 Military Families’ Transition Counselor for Forrestal & A.J. Katzenmaier schools

Ebony Wilson
D187 Family & Community Liaison
office 847-775-1676
cell 224-469-8332

Anchored 4 Life, A.J. Katzenmaier School
Paul Blue
Anchored 4 Life Program Leader

Falcon Friends Club, Forrestal Elementary School
Allison Erl
Falcon Friends Club Leader

Suzanne Diener
Falcon Friends Club Leader

Kids Rank

Kelcey Liverpool
Executive Director