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NSERVE Vision: Connecting Academics to the World of Work
NSERVE Mission Statement:

The Mission of NSERVE is to help students acquire the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of a world characterized by unpredictability and constant change by:

  • Providing a marketplace for ideas

  • Sharing Resources and programs

  • Creating Linkages among education, business, and the community

  • Providing a vehicle for students to explore a range of career opportunities

  • Promoting Excellence in teaching and learning

Meet the NSERVE staff


Amy Kastory - Executive Director

Amy Kastory is the Executive Director of NSERVE.

Previously, Amy worked for Chicago Public Schools supporting career and technical education in almost 80 high schools. She has a deep knowledge of the Illinois teacher licensure system and new Perkins legislation. In addition, she is the System Directors Leadership Council Secretary and a member of many CTE professional organizations such as ACTE, IACTE and ICTA.

Amy is a frequent presenter at regional, state and national conferences, as well as an avid runner, cyclist, and fan of White Sox baseball.


Mary Anne Brown - Executive Admin.

Mary Anne Brown joined NSERVE as the Executive Administrative Assistant in July 2015 and works with Amy Kastory. Prior to working at NSERVE, Mary Anne worked for ED-RED, an advocacy group representing north suburban schools in Springfield.

Before immigrating to the United States in 1997, Mary Anne worked in academic publishing in the UK. She is President of the Fairview District 72 Board of Education and has always been an active volunteer at the schools her two children attended.

School Districts served by NSERVE

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