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Neha Thakkar

Department: Faculty
Title: Librarian
Phone: (630) 969-0800 x7228

Neha Thakkar joined the faculty of The Avery Coonley School as the school librarian in 2017. Mrs. Thakkar has worked in a school librarian role for the past twelve years in both Chicago Public Schools and North Berwyn Public Schools. Mrs. Thakkar is thrilled to be a part of the ACS community and, as a bit of trivia, was accepted to ACS as a child. However, she was not able to attend, and is now thrilled to be able to fulfill this dream as an adult. She has deep ties to Downers Grove, growing up just down the street.

After graduating from Downers Grove South High School, Mrs. Thakkar studied elementary education at the University of Illinois at Chicago campus. Soon after, she collected two master’s degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, one in Library and Information Sciences and the other in Educational Administration. Mrs. Thakkar has spoken at various conferences, to groups of 2–200, on the importance of technology and research for students, and best practices on teaching these tools.

After sharing her excitement with students on research and technology, Mrs. Thakkar spends time with her husband and daughter. She loves to read books and color with her daughter, and talk about books and Game of Thrones with her husband.
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