Anne Sullivan Elementary School, Betsy Ross Elementary School and Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School of Prospect Heights held their second annual McTeacher Night at the Mount Prospect McDonald’s on Rand Rd. on Thursday, January 12. A McTeacher Night is organized to help raise money for local schools by having teachers work at McDonald’s and then giving a percentage of the night’s sales to the school.

On Thursday the restaurant was taken over by teachers excited to serve freshly prepared meals to students and their families to raise money for District 23 schools. The students and families were excited to see their teachers and principals behind the counter as well as have a visit with Ronald McDonald whose appearance was courtesy of Owner/Operator David Bear.

Sixteen teachers worked from the schools, including all three principals. Principal Meziere from Sullivan School, Principal Lambatos from Eisenhower School and Principal Curtis from Ross School. The McTeacher jobs included greeting guests, cleaning the lobby, working the front counter, serving drinks, clearing tables, selling pies, serving ice cream and even dressing up in a pie costume—all duties which were executed with great enthusiasm.

Also at the event was a special performance by the Seussical Kids as well as an appearance by Gus T. Bull, mascot of the Windy City Bulls basketball team. Mallory Eichhorn of the Windy City Bulls was at the event sharing details with families on the Windy City Bulls’ upcoming education day on March 8 at the Sears Centre Arena. Contact Eichhorn at for more information.

A special thank you goes to PTO Vice President Stephanie Cohrs who organized the event as well as everyone that worked and attended the event. District 23 McTeachers worked hard and with excitement, while the families also enjoyed a spectacular evening. The District PTO plans to use the money raised for their STEAM program, their new afterschool program, field trips and assemblies.

The McTeacher’s Night was courtesy of the Mount Prospect McDonald’s Owner/Operator, David Bear. For more information about events provided by the Mount Prospect McDonald’s contact Community Relations Director Julie Travers at or visit the Bear Family McDonald’s website at

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