Phone: 815-588-8142

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Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Angela Huntington - Director


Phone: 815-588-8146

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Degrees and Certifications:

Illinois Institute of Technology B.S. Political Science, Lewis University M.A. Special Education, Lewis University M.Ed.

Mr. Josh Oster - Department Chair

"Don't Panic" - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy


Phone: 815-588-8690

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Illinois State University 2014: Bachelor in Special Education: Learning and Behavior Specialist Olivet Nazarene University 2019: Masters in Education: Reading Specialist

Ms. Chiara Archer

Co-taught American Literature, Instructional American Literature

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


Phone: 815-588-8754

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Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. - University of Illinois at Chicago M.Ed. - University of Illinois at Chicago

Ms. Sarah Bailey

Cross-Curricular Special Education/Academy Program

"never, never, never give up" - Winston Churchill


Phone: 815-588-8762

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Eastern Illinois University - PE/Health/Driver Ed Lewis University - LBS1

Mr. Luke Bell

Cross-Curricular Special Education/Academy Program

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” -Albert Einstein


Phone: 815-588-8647

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Millikin UniversityMusic B.A Northeastern Illinois University/ Masters in Special Education

Ms. Heather Bleck

Staffing Coordinator

"There is no greater disability in society, than the inability to see a person as more"


Phone: 815-588-8609

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Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in Kinesiology at University of Illinois at Chicago M.A. in Special Education at Lewis University

Ms. Kaitlyn Bloom

Sophomore English, Junior Instructional US History, and Sophomore Instructional English

"It shouldn't matter how slowly a student learns as long as we are encouraging them not to stop." - Robert John Meehan


Phone: 815-588-8760

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Degrees and Certifications:

Millikin University, Bachelor of Arts in Biology Lewis University, Masters of Education in Special Education

Ms. Erika Bochnak

Lockport Academy Behavior Specialist; Career and Community Connections Transition Teacher; Special Education Biology; Special Education Vocational Skills; Resource

In this classroom we are trauma informed. We connect before we correct. We understand behavior is communication. We teach self-regulation. We allow "do overs". We think can't not won't. We EMPATHIZE when someone's "flipping their lid". We make repair, we breathe deeply and we care even more deeply. And we know LEARNING happens in relationships. --Attachment and Trauma Network, Inc.


Phone: 815-588-8761

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Degrees and Certifications:

University of Iowa/ American History Chicago State University / Masters in Education

Mr. Douglas Chesna

Cross-Curricular Special Education/Academy Program

Never be afraid to reinvent yourself


Phone: 815-588-8482

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Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. William Crossen

Math 2, Math 3 and Learning Skills

Once in a while you get shown the light. In the strangest of places if you look at it right


Phone: 815-588-8709

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Degrees and Certifications:

Eastern Illinois University - B.A. in History Lewis University - Masters in Secondary Education (Special Education)

Mr. Alexander Hamilton

Junior English

"Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered - either by themselves or by others." - Mark Twain


Phone: 815-588-8526

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Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Community Health Education M.A. Special Education

Mr. Stephen Henderson

Health & English

"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." -John Wooden


Phone: 815-588-8270

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Degrees and Certifications:

University of St. Francis/Elementary and Special Education Olivet Nazarene University/Master's in Administration University of Kansas/Master's in Secondary Special Education and Transition

Ms. Sue Herring

Career and Community Connections (18-21 Transition Program)

Today is a Good Day for a Good Day


Phone: 815-588-8707

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

University of St. Francis/LBS1

Ms. Jill Hird

Integrated Math 3

 


Phone: 815-588-8143

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Degrees and Certifications:

MA in Speech-Language Pathology from Northwestern University; BA in Communication Disorders from Baylor University

Ms. Valerie Hogan

Speech and Language Therapy

"You must do the things you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt


Phone: 815-588-8598

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Degrees and Certifications:

BS Illinois State University MA Lewis University

Ms. Bridget Hope

History Instructional, Biology Instructional, Assist, Co-Taught Junior English, Learning Strategies, Foundations of Algebra B Instructional, Foundations of Algebra 2 Instructional, Essentials Math, Essentials English, Essentials History, History Transition, Math Transition, Assist, Resource

"Just keep swimming."


Phone: 815-588-8756

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Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Gina Kaluza

Special Education Program Coordinator


Phone: 815-588-8478

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Degrees and Certifications:

Illinois State University- Bachelor of Science in Education, Special Education Concordia University- Master of Arts, School Leadership

Ms. Monica Kase

Physical Science- Instruction & Co-Taught

“LEARNING IS NOT ATTAINED BY CHANCE, IT MUST BE SOUGHT FOR WITH ARDOR AND ATTENDED TO WITH DILIGENCE.” ―ABIGAIL ADAMS


Phone: 815-588-8609

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Degrees and Certifications:

Northern Illinois University- Bachelors Learning Behavior Specialist I Concordia University Chicago- Masters General Administrative

Ms. Jill Kaster

Co-Taught: Junior English and Senior Mythology

 


Phone: 815-588-8720

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Lewis University (Bachelor's Degree- Education); Concordia University Chicago (Master's Degree- Differentiated Instruction)

Ms. Jennifer Leon

Freshman English Instructional, Freshman English Co-Taught, Learning Strategies

"Every child deserves a champion; an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best they can possibly be."


Phone: 815-588-8746

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Degrees and Certifications:

Illinois State University BS Special Education Governors State University MS Multi-categorical Special Education

Ms. Dawn McAllister

English


Phone: 815-588-8724

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.A., University of St. Francis; M.A. Lewis University

Ms. Jennifer Montalvo

English 9, English 9 I, Learning Strategies, Resource

I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. Maya Angelou


Phone: 815-588-8273

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

University of St. Francis - Bachelor of Arts with major in Special Education Concordia University of Chicago - Masters in Teacher Leadership

Mr. Brandan Morrone

Modified Curriculum Program

 


Phone: 815-588-8501

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's from Illinois State University -- Special Education Master's from Concordia University -- Differentiated Instruction

Ms. Dawn Murphy

Co-Taught & Instructional Math 1, Co-Taught & Instructional Math 2, Learning Skills

One of the beauties of teaching is that there is no limit to one’s growth as a teacher, just as there is no knowing beforehand how much your students can learn. ---Herbert Kohl


Phone: 815-588-8423

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors in History Special Education Certification Masters in Education Instruction and Curriculum

Mr. Bryan Murray

Co-Taught English

"The unexamined life is not worth living"


Phone: 815-588-8538

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Degrees and Certifications:

ISU/UOI

Mr. Erik Olson

Reading & Senior English

 


Phone: 815-588-8144

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Degrees and Certifications:

Governors State University...MHS St. Xavier University...BA Moraine Valley Community College...Assoicates

Ms. Monica Patla

Speech-Language Therapy

Worry ends when faith begins.


Phone: 815-588-8609

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Undergrad from University of Saint Francis, Masters in Differentiated Instruction from Concordia University

Ms. Lindsey Penwitt

Instructional Math 1, Co-Taught Math 1, and Learning Strategies

 


Phone: 815-588-8520

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Western Illinois University - Physics(incomplete) Trinity Christian College - Elementary Education, Special Education University of Phoenix - Math(in progress)

Ms. Megan Piper

Integrated Math 3, Integrated Science, Learning Skills

I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night


Phone: 815-588-8761

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Purdue University/Physical Education, Special Education, U.S. History

Mr. James Ranney

Cross-Curricular Special Education/Academy Program

"When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on."


Phone: 815-588-8270

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Masters: University of Kansas

Ms. Elizabeth Roth

CCC Program


Phone: 815-588-8504

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Eastern Illinois University - BA in Mathematics University of St. Francis - Learning Behavior Specialist Concordia University - MA Education Technology Leadership

Ms. Danielle Sabo

Integrated Math 3 (Instructional & Co-taught)

"The saddest thing in life is wasted talent and the choices you make will shape your life forever." -A Bronx Tale


Phone: 815-588-8725

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Eastern Illinois University - BA in History Education with Social Science Cert; Governors State University - Masters in Multi-categorical Special Education; University of St. Francis - Masters in Educational Leadership; University of St. Francis - Director of Special Education Endorsement

Mr. Michael Schroeder

Co-Taught Chemistry, Physical Science, Learning Skills

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


Phone: 815-588-8599

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Degrees and Certifications:

Loras College- Undergraduate Concordia Chicago- Graduate

Mr. Matthew Seaquist

Sophomore World Literature

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, and others make it happen.” - Michael Jordan


Phone: 815-588-8485

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Degrees and Certifications:

University of Illinois at Chicago -- B.S degree in Kinesiology Lewis University --M. A degree in Special Education

Ms. Nancy Slee

Amer. Gov. ,Economics, Math, English, Health, Us History

"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall"


Phone: 815-588-8454

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Degrees and Certifications:

Lewis University/ Bachelor's Degree Special Education

Mr. David Smietanski

Integrated Math 2/Learning Skills & Support

 


Phone: 815-588-8612

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Science from Illinois State University, Secondary English Education Certificate from Roosevelt University, Masters in Special Education from Governor's State University

Ms. Laura Stachnik

Biology

My dream is to create a generation of young people who care for our planet and the animals, people and eco-systems who share it. - Jane Goodall


Phone: 815-588-8464

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Degrees and Certifications:

St. Ambrose University (Bachelors) - Physical Education with health minor Lewis University (Masters) - Special Education

Mr. Bo Starkey

Co-taught Biology & Integrated Math 1

"No matter how educated, talented, rich, or cool you believe you are, how you treat people tells all. Integrity is everything."


Phone: 815-588-8755

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

University of Iowa -MSW Aurora University - School Social Work

Ms. Sara Studdard

Social Worker for Lockport Academy and Career & Community Connections

Hope is always there...you just have to find it.


Phone: 815-588-8480

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Degrees and Certifications:

Dominican Univ Master Sped, Univ. of St Francis Differentiation and Health Endorsement

Ms. Roxy Summers

Math, English, Health, Social Skills, Assist

All students can learn and succeed, but not in the same way or in the same day. William G. Spady


Phone: 815-588-8601

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

MA Educational Leadership MA Psychology-School Psychology BA Psychology

Ms. Kelly Swan

Program Coordinator


Phone: 815-588-8147

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Degrees and Certifications:

Northern Illinois University- B.S. Rehabilitation Services Lewis University- M.A. Special Education

Ms. Kristin Tapper

In-School and Off-Campus Work Experience, Vocational/Transition Career Exploration

"In a world where you can be anything, be kind"


Phone: 815-588-8497

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Elmhurst College: Bachelor's Degree in Special Education Lewis University: Master's Degree in Leaderhip and Administration Concordia: Master's Degree in Educational Technology

Ms. Kelly Urbanski

Special Education Core Classes

Play Nice, Work Hard, Stay Kind


Phone: 815-588-8426

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Illinois State University/ LBS1 Currently working on my masters in Teacher Leadership at Concordia University Chicago

Ms. Hannah Walus

Math, US History, ACES, Daily Living

"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all."- Aristotle


Phone: 815-588-8733

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Saint Xavier University: Bachelors of Science: Biology-Secondary Education Lewis University: Learning Behavior Specialists I Endorsement Concordia University: Masters in Differentiated Instruction

Ms. Sarah Weis

Instructional Biology, Co-taught Biology, Learning Strategies

"You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." Jane Goodall


Phone: 815-588-8815

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

SNHU - Business Management in Sports Management GCU - Master's in Special Education

Mr. Aaron Woods

Integrated Math 1

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