Phone: 815-588-8563

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Ms. Andrea Cobbett - Department Chair


Phone: 815-588-8706

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Ms. Janice Barnickel

ESL


Phone: 815-588-8546

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Mr. Matt Bedore

Literature in Film

Do you think I feel good? Nobody feels good. After childhood, it's a fact of life. I feel rotten. So what? I don't let it bother me. I don't let it interfere with my job. - Frank Waturi


Phone: (815)588-8664

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Degrees and Certifications:

BA in English Education, Illinois State University; MA in Reading, Governors State University; MA in Curriculum & Instruction, Concordia University

Ms. Kristin Blaskovitz

Freshmen English, High School Reading

"Whatever you are, be a good one." Abraham Lincoln


Phone: 815-588-8553

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Degrees and Certifications:

Illinois College, B.A. English; Bus. Ad./Economics Un. of Illinois (Springfield) M.B.A. Gov. St. Un. M.A. Educational Administration

Mr. Kevin Bolling

Junior English; Sophomore Honors

"Literature is news that stays news" Ezra Pound, poet

"Our life is frittered away by detail...simplify, simplify." Henry David Thoreau, essayist


Phone: 815-588-8552

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Degrees and Certifications:

Illinois State University, Bachelor's Degree

Ms. Katelyn Booth

Sophomore English

It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.


Phone: 815-588-8557

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Degrees and Certifications:

Western Illinois University- B.A. English. Governors State University- M.A. English

Mr. Christian Bugal

A.P. Language and Composition. Dual-Credit College Writing 1 and 2

 


Phone: 815-588-8537

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bradley University BA English/Secondary Education Governors State University MA Reading Specialist Governors State University MA Educational Administration

Ms. Kara Coyle

Contemporary Literature, American Literature

 


Phone: 815-588-8539

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Degrees and Certifications:

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Bachelors in English/Secondary Education), Concordia University Chicago (Masters in Educational Leadership), Olivet Nazarene University (Masters in Curriculum and Instruction)

Mr. Jason Dubiel

Sophomore World Literature

"Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something."—Henry David Thoreau


Phone: 815-588-8558

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Mr. John Foys

Junior English, Mythology

 


Phone: 815-588-8538

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Degrees and Certifications:

University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, B.A. English and Secondary Education Benedictine University, M.Ed. Leadership and Administration

Ms. Tammy Gallagher

Contemporary Issues; Literature and Film

If people cannot write well, they cannot think well, and if they cannot think well, others will do their thinking for them. -George Orwell

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” -Leo Tolstoy

 


Phone: 815-588-8544

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Northern Illinois University B.F.A. Theatre Arts Education '97 M.A. English '05 Ed.D. Curriculum & Instruction '14

Dr. Laura Gilbert

Freshman English, Honors Freshman English, AP Language & Composition, College Writing 101, Literature & Film

“You are perfectly cast in your life. I can't imagine anyone but you in the role. Go play.” ― Lin-Manuel Miranda


Phone: 815-588-8545

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Northern Illinois University / Bachelors in English / Endorsement ESL

Ms. Meera Gosein

Sophomore English

"For what it's worth: It's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over." -F. Scott Fitzgerald


Phone: 815-588-8672

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Degrees and Certifications:

Joliet Junior College- Associate of Arts Northern Illinois University- English- Bachelor of Arts

Mr. Matthew Grazulis

Co-Taught Freshman English; Honors Freshman English

"Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice" --William Shakespeare


Phone: 815-588-8540

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B.A. Secondary Education and English M.A. Curriculum and Instruction Reading Specialist

Ms. Stamatina Hernandez

Rhetoric, Literary Genres, Topics in World Literature, High School Reading 1, High School Reading 2, ESL Reading

One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world. Education is the only solution. - Malala Yousafzai


Phone: 815-588-8556

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Degrees and Certifications:

BA Education/MA English/MA Educational Administration

Ms. Pam Hoefling

Senior College Writing/Dual Credit, Honors Sophomore American Literature, Junior English, Contemporary Literature, Sophomore World Literature, Freshman English

"Travel is fatal to bigotry, prejudice, and narrow-mindedness" Mark Twain


Phone: 815-588-5871

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Degrees and Certifications:

BA/English endorsement Northern Illinois University, 30 hrs. toward MA/Education, NIU

Ms. Lisa Holder

Renewed Scholars English Tutor, Soph English/summer school

"Let's eat Grandma!" "Let's eat, Grandma!" Punctuation saves lives.

 


Phone: 815-588-8614

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Elmhurst College / English and Reading for Secondary Education

Ms. Alissa Johnsen

English 9R

"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past." - F. Scott Fitzgerald


Phone: 815-588-8666

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's in English - Secondary Education - University of Central Missouri Master's in Teaching and Learning - University of St. Francis Master's in Educational Leadership - University of St. Francis

Ms. Nicole Kuhlmann

High School Reading 2, Freshmen English

The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you'll go - Dr. Seuss


Phone: 815-588-8543

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Degrees and Certifications:

Illinois State University: Theatre Education and English Olivet Nazarene University: Curriculum Design & Instruction

Ms. Kennedy Musich

Sophomore World Literature

“Theatre is a voyage into the archives of the human imagination” ― Natasha Tsakos


Phone: 815-588-8671

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Bachelor's in English and Political Science

Ms. Stella Musni

I have taught journalism and Contemporary Literature. I am currently teaching Regular English and Honors English courses.

 


Phone: 815-588-8549

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Degrees and Certifications:

University of Illinois Bachelor of Liberal Arts in English Governor's State University English Education Certification Governor's State University Masters in Educational Administration

Ms. Angela Pompilio

Junior American Literature, Senior Contemporary Literature

 


Phone: 815-588-8668

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North Central College - Secondary Education in English

Ms. Julia Pusinelli

Freshman English and Freshman Honors English

"Some things in life cannot be fixed, they can only be carried" - Tim Lawrence


Phone: 815-588-8667

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Degrees and Certifications:

Saint Xavier University- BA English Education, Concordia University Chicago MA School Leadership, Concordia University MA Reading Specialist

Ms. Jorie Rakowski

English 9R and Reading

 


Phone: 815-588-8810

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Marquette University- Secondary Education and English Language Arts

Ms. Kelsey Ryan

American Literature and freshman English

"You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and work in progress simultaneously" (Sophia Bush)


Phone: 815-588-8200

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Augustana College/Bachelors in Secondary Education and English, Olivet Nazarene University/ Masters in Curriculum Development and Instruction

Mr. Derek Sanderson

English 9R/English 10R


Phone: 815-588-8550

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Degrees and Certifications:

Saint Xavier University, BA., MA

Ms. Monika Sasulski

Senior Mythology, AP Literature and Composition

Marcus Tullius Cicero:  "A room without books is like a body without a soul."

Cpt. Jean-Luc Picard:  "It is possible to commit no errors and still lose. That is not weakness, that is life."


Phone: 815-588-8541

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Degrees and Certifications:

BS - University of Wisconsin - Madison, MA - Olivet Nazarene University (Curriculum & Instruction), MA - Olivet Nazarene University (Educational Leadership)

Mr. Michael Sazama

American Literature, Mythology, Contemporary Literature

"I firmly believe that any man's finest hour is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle, victorious." Vince Lombardi


Phone: 815-588-8554

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Degrees and Certifications:

BS - University of Wisconsin - Madison, MA - Olivet Nazarene University (Curriculum & Instruction), MA - Olivet Nazarene University (Educational Leadership)

Mr. Stephen Schwytzer

Writing Workshop; Literature and Film

 

 


Phone: 815 588 8816

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Millikin University 2016: Bachelor of Arts in Journalism/ Minor in Spanish Saint Xavier University 2019: Master of Arts in Secondary Education- English/ Language Arts

Ms. Alyssa Visvardis

Freshman Honors English, Regular Freshman English

“There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called Yesterday and the other is called Tomorrow. Today is the right day to Love, Believe, Do and mostly Live." - Dalai Lama


Phone: 815-588-8670

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Northwestern University - Bachelor's in Secondary Teaching, emphasis in English National Louis University, Master's in Reading (Reading Specialist)

Ms. Sarah Weimer

Honors Freshman English & Freshman English

"If you are going to get anywhere in life, you need to read a lot of books." - Roald Dahl


Phone: 815-588-8555

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BA - Political Science, BA -English, MA - Curriculum & Instruction, Juris Doctorate

Mr. Doug West

Sophomore Honors English, Senior Writing

He who would gather immortal palms must not be hindered by the name of goodness, but must explore if it be goodness -R.W. Emerson

The most basic question is not what is best, but who will decide what is best - Thomas Sowell


Phone: 815-588-8542

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Bachelor of Arts in English; University of Illinois at Chicago - Master of Arts in Instructional Leadership: Literacy, Language, and Culture Concordia University Chicago - Master of Arts in School Leadership

Ms. Gail Wiercioch

AP English Language and Composition; American Literature

"There's really no such thing as the 'voiceless.' There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard." --Arundhati Roy

"That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong." --F. Scott Fitzgerald


Phone: 815-588-8551

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Ms. Kristen Williams

Junior English