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The Patricia Huebner Memorial Scholarship Fund

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The Patricia Huebner Memorial Scholarship Fund at The Avery Coonley School is being established to provide support for ACS students who qualify for significant financial aid from the School. Contributions will help cover the costs of materials, fees, special events, class activities, and trips for students who might not otherwise be able to afford them.

Pat was a long-time member of The Avery Coonley School community, joining as a Counselor/Coordinator of Student Services in 1989. During her eleven years working at ACS, she took on many roles including Assistant Head and Dean of Students. She left Avery Coonley to become the Director of Guidance/Counseling and Social Work at Hinsdale Central High School, where she worked for sixteen years until she retired in June of 2016. Prior to joining the staff at ACS, she taught second and third grades in Cicero, IL for nine years, worked part-time at Morton College in the Counseling Office, and was a counselor in a private practice in counseling. She was extremely proud of her 36-year career in education with many diverse experiences.

Pat served as a member of The Avery Coonley School Board of Trustees from 2006-2016 and then as an Honorary Trustee, and was a member of the ACS Alumni Council since 2013. Pat was an energetic advocate in reaching out to former students and encouraging their continued connection and participation with the School. Pat shared that one of her proudest accomplishments was “having had the opportunity to work with such brilliant and talented students who respected each other for their innate strengths and gifts. I remember a teacher telling me we call the classes groups and not grades because the students are working above grade level, and we set the bar so high, but these kids just keep raising it with their love for learning!” Many students remember Pat’s kindness and compassion for them; she always took the time to get to know students and their families. Pat continually gave to generations of ACS families through her enthusiasm, generosity, and commitment to ACS’s mission to provide the best possible education and support for gifted students.

Pat passed away peacefully on October 10th, 2019. She is survived by her beloved husband Fred J. Huebner III and many family and friends. Please visit Pat’s personal tribute website at and sign her guestbook. 

Contributions to the Patricia Huebner Memorial Scholarship Fund can be made online (see link below). Checks can be made payable to The Avery Coonley School and sent to: The Avery Coonley School, Patricia Huebner Memorial Scholarship Fund, 1400 Maple Ave., Downers Grove, IL 60515. 

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