Athletic Department

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Meet the Athletic Department

Denee Menzione

Athletic Director / Assistant Principal

dmenzione@ep309.org

(309) 694-8317

Denee Menzione is an Assistant Principal and head of the Athletic Department as our Athletic and Activities Director. She is also the Varsity Head Coach of the Softball team at EPCHS. Originally from Darien, Illinois, she attended Downers Grove South High School before earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and Sports Studies from Eastern Illinois University. She also holds a Drivers Education Endorsement from Olivet Nazarene University and a Master’s degree in Principal Leadership from Aurora University. She shares, “I absolutely love EPCHS. I love that our students are raised with a strong work ethic and determination to be the best at whatever their craft is. We have some of the brightest students around and a staff that not only cares about the academic success of their students but their overall well-being as well. I love being able to watch and help our coaches develop their skills, foster teamwork, instill discipline, and teach valuable life lessons through sports and activities which will benefit them beyond their time here at EPCHS. I love working with our students, coaches, parents and community to build a sense of community which I know we all want and we can achieve by continuing to work together.” Outside of work, she enjoys relaxing and spending time with her family.

Kaylee Wagenbach

Athletic Secretary

kwagenbach@ep309.org

(309) 694-8308

Kaylee Wagenbach is a part of the Athletic Department wrapping up her second year in the role of Athletic Secretary. Originally from Streator, Illinois, she attended Eureka High School and earned her Bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University. She shares, “Growing up I was always involved in a sport or activity, and I believe it's a huge reason of why I am the way I am today. Being in this position has been really eye-opening and full circle for me. I truly enjoy my job and showcasing our athletes and coaches to give them the positive recognition they deserve! I love what I do and working for EPCHS for all those reasons but especially because of the people. Everyone puts their all into their work and wants the best for our students, staff and community. It makes me proud to be EP!” Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, reading, cooking and baking, and spending time with her family and friends.