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Mr. George Vrechek
Mr. George Vrechek is a part-time volunteer who assists mccaravan.org moderator Mr. John Haggerty as an instructor for Journalism 1 and 2 at Mount Carmel High School. Vrechek was a principal in the firm of Harry Weese Associates, who were the architects for the Mount Carmel Priory and the Graham Center addition in the 1990s. Vrechek was a CPA and has BBA and MBA degrees from the University of Michigan. Vrechek began volunteering as a substitute teacher at Mount Carmel in 2009. He started working with the journalism classes in 2012, when he retired as the CFO of a Chicago engineering firm, Environmental Systems Design. He served as the chairman of the board of trustees for his alma mater, Fenwick High School. He has also served on boards for Dominican University, Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, Evans Scholars, Catholic Charities, St. Gregory High School, the Village of Oak Park and other organizations. Vrechek and his wife Susan live in Chicago and spend part of their winters on the West Coast where their two daughters live. Susan is a volunteer at Trinity High School in River Forest. Vrechek has been a freelance writer for Sports Collectors Digest magazine for 27 years and has written for other related publications. He was the editor of the business school's paper at the University of Michigan. He is a former Catholic League football official. Hobbies include painting, cycling and hockey.

Mr. George Vrechek, Assistant Instructor

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