Department Staff

Department Chair:
Matt Holdren




Department Secretary:
Christy Schmidt, 708-335-5054


Candi Helsel
(708-799-3000, ext. 5675) has been teaching at H-F since 2005. She has a B.A. in Art Education from Saint Xavier and is currently pursuing a master's degree in School Leadership from Concordia University in Chicago. Candi teaches Photography 1, Photography 2, Art Concentration, Advanced Placement Studio and Yearbook Class. She is also the sponsor of the yearbook. Candi was also recognized as a Prismacolor Scholar in the classroom!



Julie Mikuzis (708-799-3000, ext. 5676)



Gregory Petecki (708-799-3000, ext. 5674) has a B.S. in Biology from Illinois Wesleyan University and a M.A. in Art Education from the University of Illinois. He began teaching at H-F in 2000 and currently teaches Art Concentration, 2D Studio 2, 3D Studio I, A.P. Studio Art, as well as Fundamentals of Art and Design. He currently serves on the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park Education Advisory Committee and was named the Illinois Secondary Art Educator of the Year, 2011.



Jackie Wargo (708-799-3000, ext. 5678) has a B.S. in Education from Illinois State University and her M.A. in Administration at St. Xavier University. She student taught at H-F, and taught French classes at Hinsdale Central High School before returning to H-F. She is currently teaching 2D Studio 1, 2D Studio 2, Fundamentals of Art and Design and A.P. Art History. She is also the sponsor of National Arts Honor Society. Jackie was also recognized as a Prismacolor Scholar in the classroom!



Kristine Weidenhoefer (708-799-3000, ext. 5804)