West welcomes new staff members

Michelle Lega, Copy Editor

Ms. Kulevich: Family and Consumer Science

Graduate of Olivet Nazarene University

“I am looking forward to a great year with my freshmen/sophomore students in Orientation to FACS.

We are currently working on pillows and drawstring bags.  I have also put together a lesson pertaining to Fashion/Clothing for the MAUS book.  We will also be taking a look at families/children, money management, interior design and foods/nutrition.”

Mr. Jakob: Social Studies and Spanish

Graduate of U of I

“I am looking forward to getting to know the students and staff of West and seeing our school make AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress)!”

Mr. Moscato: Technology/Engineering

Graduate of Governors State University

“I went to JJC for the automotive program worked at an auto shop full time as a mechanic for nearly 2 years.”

 Mr. Lindsay: World Affairs

Graduate of Lewis University

“I am looking forward to helping students to reach their fullest academic potential and being a good teacher to my students in the classroom.”

 Ms. Conn: Counselor

Graduate of U of I and NIU

“I am incredibly grateful to be a part of such a great school and counseling team. I look forward to working with students and helping them experience success in both their academic and personal lives. I was fortunate to have excellent support from my school counselor in high school as well as my academic advisor in college and know how instrumental their presence was for me in my personal success therefore my goal is to pay it forward and be that support to the students of West.”

 Mr. Holloway: ROTC

Graduate of Colorado Tech

“I am formerly from the U.S. Army and I had served under Operation Desert Storm, Desert Shield and Operation Hurricane Katrina.”

 Mr. Rutherford: Special Education

Graduate of Hope College and Lewis University

“I’m looking forward to building relationships with the students and developing friendships with other teachers.”

 Mr. West: Photo

Graduate of EIU

“I am looking forward to working with my student’s in our darkroom, building our own cameras, teaching my students the difference between making and taking a picture, and getting to know my students.”

 Mr. Coatney: English

Graduate of Ohio State

 Ms. Hall: Health Occupations

Graduate of University of Aurora

 Ms. Hayward: Math

Graduate of Marquette