About Us

Shabonee School proudly serves students in third, fourth, and fifth grades, with an enrollment of approximately 440 students. In addition to a rigorous and coherent academic curriculum, our school offers a variety of extracurricular activities that take place before school and during the lunch/recess break.

Shabonee continues to be a high-performing intermediate building. Our staff of approximately 60 highly qualified educators support children to thrive academically and socially as we fulfill our mission to educate students to succeed in a changing world.

Office Staff


John Panozzo, Principal

John Panozzo, Ed.D.

(847) 498-4970, ext. 4487
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Assistant Secretary
Maureen Burke
(847) 498-4970, ext. 4486
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School Secretary
Debbie Coppess
(847) 498-4970, ext. 4507
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Assistant Principal

Erin Claydon, Shabonee Assistant Principal.

Erin Claydon

(847) 498-4970, ext. 4490
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Assistant Secretary
Renee Wishnia
School Nurse
Danielle Shaykin
(847) 498-4970, ext. 4489
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Shabonee School

1000 Pfingsten Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
Main Office Number:
(847) 498-4970
Fax Number:
(847) 480-4836
School hours:
8:40 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Office hours:
7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Finn, the Dolphin

Mr. Panozzo with Finn the Dolphin, Shabonee's mascot