Phone: 815- 588-8532


Degrees and Certifications:

University of Illinois - B.A. Teaching of French Aurora University - M.A. Educational Leadership

Ms. Anne Lee - Department Chair

French 1-4; Spanish 1-2

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Ghandi

Phone: 815-588-8684


Degrees and Certifications:

Augustana College- BA in Teaching Spanish

Ms. Stephanie Benito

Spanish 2, Spanish for heritage speakers

Quisieron enterrarnos, pero se les olvidó que somos semillas - Mexican proverb which translates to "They tried to bury us, but they didn't know we were seeds."

Phone: 815-588-8529


Degrees and Certifications:

University of Illinois, Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences Northwestern University, Master of Science in Education and Social Policy Governors State University, Master of Arts in Educational Administration

Ms. Karla Button

Japanese 1, 2, 3, AP and Spanish 1

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Lao Tzu


Phone: 815-588-8617


Degrees and Certifications:

The University of Iowa- Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with a Spanish endorsement and Secondary Education endorsement

Ms. Megan Connolly

Spanish 1 and Spanish 2

Hoy es un buen dia para tener un gran dia.

Ve donde te sientas mas vivo.

Phone: 815-588-8524


Degrees and Certifications:

BA- World Language Education MS- Teaching and Learning MS- Administrative and Teacher Leadership

Ms. Kelly Fetherling

Spanish 1, 2, 3

“Planta tu propio jardín y decora tu propia alma, en lugar de esperar a que alguien te traiga flores” —Jorge Luis Borges

...which translates to, “Plant your own garden, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers”

Phone: 815-588-8638


Degrees and Certifications:

DePaul University: Bachelor of Arts- World Language Education Spanish, K-12 Concordia University Chicago: Master of Arts- Educational Technology, Curriculum & Instruction

Ms. Gina Lupo

Spanish I & II

Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly? ~ Frida Kahlo

Phone: 815-588-8630


Degrees and Certifications:

Elmhurst College (BA French Secondary Education)/ Concordia University (MA Education in Leadership)

Ms. Daniela Malczewski

French 1, French 2, French 3, AP French and Language, AP French Literature, ESL English 1 and 2, Spanish 1 and 2

Everyone is architect of his own future!

Phone: 815-588-8704


Degrees and Certifications:

University of Iowa - BA in Spanish University of Iowa - MA in Teaching, Leadership and Cultural Competency

Ms. Kayla Marbach

Spanish 2 and 3

There's nothing better than being able to do something today that you couldn't do yesterday. Always keep learning!

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.” - Nelson Mandela

Phone: 815-588-8535


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Spanish Language and Literature Northern Illinois University M.S. Ed., Guidance and Counseling Northern Illinois University Certified English Language Learner Teacher University of St. Francis Certified Reading Teacher University of St. Francis

Ms. Kathy Pratt

Spanish 1, Spanish 3, Spanish 4, AP Spanish Language and Culture

"Yo no estudio para saber más sino para ignorar menos.” Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
"I don't study in order to know more but to be ignored less."

"Always be a first rate version of yourself, instead of a second rate version of someone else."  Judy Garland


Phone: 815-588-8527


Degrees and Certifications:

Bradley University- Bachelor of Arts, Secondary Education- Spanish Major/ German Minor; DePaul University- Master of Arts in Education, Bilingual Bicultural Education; University of St. Francis-Master of Science in Education- Teaching and Learning Reading

Ms. Andrea Quintanar

Spanish 1-4; Spanish for Heritage Learners; Ap Spanish Literature and Culture

"Ayudar al que lo necesita no sólo es parte del deber, sino de la felicidad." -José Martí

To help is not only part of our duty, but also our happiness.- José Martí

Phone: 815-588-8516


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree in the Teaching of Spanish with an ESL Endorsement from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Master's Degree in Educational Technology from Concordia University Chicago

Ms. Ada Ramirez

Spanish 1 and 2

"Y todo, como el diamante, antes que luz es carbón"- José Martí


Phone: 815-588-8629


Degrees and Certifications:

Illinois State University- B.A in Spanish Language & Literature, Northern Illinois University- Educator Licensure Program

Ms. Juliana Rutz

Spanish I & Spanish II

"At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can." - Frida Kahlo

Phone: 815-588-8498


Degrees and Certifications:

Illinois State University B.S Deaf Education Governors State University M.A. Multicategorical Special Education Harper College Interpreter Certificate

Ms. Missy Schmook

American Sign Language 1 and 2

"Deaf people can do anything hearing people can, except hear. Dr. I King Jordan

Life is about choices. There is consequence to choice. Take a good look in the mirror and see who is responsible for all your choices and actions. 

Phone: 815-588-8528


Degrees and Certifications:

University of Illinois- Urbana Champaign BA in French Secondary Education Governors State University - MA in Educational Administration

Ms. Tina Sochacki

French 1-AP

"When educating the minds of the youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts." Dalai Lama

Phone: 815-588-8525


Degrees and Certifications:

"BA Communications Northern Illinois University Teaching Certification North Central College MA Administration Governors State University

Ms. Cheryl Sorensen

Spanish and Sign Language

Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going. —Rita Mae Brown

When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another. – Helen Keller

Phone: 815-588-8536


Degrees and Certifications:

North Central College, B.A.--English & German Illinois State University, M.A.--English Elmhurst College, Teaching Certification

Ms. Janet Stock

German 1, 2, 3, and AP

"Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it." --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Phone: 815-588-8523


Degrees and Certifications:

Illinois State University- B.A. Spanish Education St. Xavier University- M.A. Teaching and Leadership

Ms. Kimberley Zagotta

Spanish 3, Spanish 4  

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."  Ralph Waldo Emerson