Barbara Mason

ILC Director


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

    Classroom learning is evolving to reflect a project-driven, student-led, inquiry-based environment. With that, the role of the school librarian has changed exponentially to complement the changes within the classroom. It is my mission to instill a continual love of learning in each of my students and to help them in their educational discoveries "The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery." ~Mark Van Doren

  • A Teachable Moment

    I have a family member who had tremendous difficulty in school. It was a challenge for him to stay in school and finally graduate. I was impressed by the determination of his teachers who never gave up on him. Watching great teachers from a young age inspired me to go into education. Now, as I work with amazing colleagues, I am continually renewed in my determination to make a difference in each of my student’s lives.

Ignite passion and discovery in every student
  • District 117 Logo

    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