Katharine Giertych




  • What ‘Ignite passion and discovery in every student’ Means to Me

    I obviously hope for big moments of discovery, but I believe that it is the little sparks that matter the most. I want students to walk away from my class having learned something about what kind of person they are and who they could be. Every student should be willing to take intellectual risks and discover the creativity that they never knew they had.

  • A Teachable Moment

    Writers Week is a truly unique and invaluable learning opportunity, both for the students and for myself. Throughout the week, I love seeing students discover something entirely new, take creative risks, and embrace the fact that writing has been, always will be, and should always be a part of their lives. I am constantly (and pleasantly) surprised by how much I learn from my students, and I look forward to continuing to grow alongside them.

Ignite passion and discovery in every student
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    Community High School District 117

    1625 Deep Lake Road

    Lake Villa, Illinois 60046

    Phone: 847-395-9001

    Fax: 847-395-7553

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    Antioch Community High School

    1133 Main Street

    Antioch, Illinois 60002

    Phone: 847-395-1421

    Fax: 847-395-2435

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    Lakes Community High School

    1600 Eagle Way Drive

    Lake Villa, Illinois 60046

    Phone: 847-838-7100

    Fax: 847-838-3670