Melissa Cross



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

    When working with a student and they have that "ah-ha" moment because the pieces of the puzzle fit and the concept they once struggled with, they now understand. They are now willing to take the risk in class to answer questions because they know you are there to support them and assist them. "A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination and instill a love of learning" - Brad Henry

  • A Teachable Moment

    When a former student comes back after graduating and thanks you for everything you did for them. They will thank you not just for teaching them the content lessons (although they may not remember every lesson you taught them) but taking the time to let them teach you as well. For me, a teachable moment is working with the student to best understand how they learn in the classroom and going from there.

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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