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Meet Your Instructors

Justice Park District has an amazing team of qualified program instructors! Here you can find information regarding your program instructors. We are always happy to add more instructors.  If you are interested in joining our team please click on the "Employment" Tab and fill out the form.


Dance & Cheer; Tumbling

Isabella "Bella" Baranski

Bella has danced for over 7 years and started gymnastics as a toddler! She has been teaching at Justice since the summer of 2021. 

She Cheers with Argo High School The team has won the conference championship two years in a row.  

Bella also was the Summer Camp Counselor for ages 4-6, our Happy Campers Camp. 

Arts and Crafts/Crochet

Donna Hemphill

My name is Donna and I have been crocheting 60 years, I have many interests from sewing(quilting) to hands on crafts . The Justice Park District has welcomed us and created space and time for us to have crochet classes, wreath classes , crafts  for the children from our community, we encourage everyone to come in and join in the fun.

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Chess - Rudra Patel

Rudra has been playing Chess competitively for five years.

He played with the Argo High School Chess Team. Rudra is a 4-time Illinois State Final Player.  He has won numerous medals and trophies.


Ballet/Tap Dance- Cherie Bennett

"My grandmother was a dancer and she was my inspiration for starting dance."
Miss Cherie began her dance training at the age of 9 at Tip Tap Toe Dance Studio.  Training under various teachers including Paulette Mola and an instructor from Hubbard Street Dance Company.  Training in tap, jazz, ballet and hip hop.  Miss Cherie also took a summer semester of dance at Moraine Valley Community College with dance Instructor Melanie Herman, a former Chicago Honey Bear.  Miss Cherie was a teacher at Tip Tap Toe for 11 years and taught at Bridgeview Park District for 17 years including instructing dance birthday parties, Pleasant Dale Park District and Palos Heights Park District, teaching Preschoolers, through adult age as well as a variety of Parent/tot classes and childcare.  Miss Cherie participated in a dance - off with Debbie Allen in Chicago.

"Keep dancing."

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