Melissa Haines



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

    School is no longer about sitting down, opening a text book, being lectured at while taking notes, etc. The needs and learning styles of students are constantly changing, and education is changing with them. As educators, our jobs are now to help students take charge of their own educational needs and wants.

  • A Teachable Moment

    My High School German teacher inspired me to get into education. Actually, I kind of always knew I was meant to teach, as I sat my little brother down in front of my chalkboard easel and made him pay attention as I discussed the alphabet, math, or whatever else I had done in school that day. Frau Nielsen made me realize German was "my thing". Living in Germany and Student Teaching confirmed what I already knew- I was meant to teach German.

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

  • Antioch Community High School Logo

    Antioch Community High School

    1133 Main Street

    Antioch, Illinois 60002

    Phone: 847-395-1421

    Fax: 847-395-2435

  • Lakes Community High School Logo

    Lakes Community High School

    1600 Eagle Way Drive

    Lake Villa, Illinois 60046

    Phone: 847-838-7100

    Fax: 847-838-3670