Matt Kastor

Department Chair


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

    As a teacher you try to make yourself obsolete as you help students engage with the subject matter. In other words, by the time a student has completed my class, or sequence of classes, s/he should be able to engage with and perform music independently. This is a direct result of providing a series of compelling experiences that inspire students to seek out the material on their own and thus have influential discoveries that ignite the desire for further knowledge and performance.

  • A Teachable Moment

    I learn the most when I truly listen; but it is not always easy. Sometimes people have things to say that you may not want to hear, but need to listen to nonetheless. So, I am not sure I can pick out one moment that stands out above the rest, but the trend I can identify is the need to actively listen in order to completely understand the message and experience change through learning.

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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