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English teacher Lori Duquette will move to Wilson Elementary School for the 2018-19 school year as a guidance counselor. Im very excited to move to Wilson and that I wont have to go home and grade papers every night! she said.

Moving On: Lori Duquette

Mackenzi Burns, Reporter June 4, 2018

Q: How many years have you taught at West and in general? A: I've taught at West five years and taught/been a counselor for 33 years.   Q: What got you into teaching? A: I used to play...

This year Smith taught Family Consumer Science. He taught foods in particular.

Moving on: Jason Smith

Joseph Potts, Reporter June 4, 2018

What do you teach at West? A: This year I just taught food classes.   Q: Do you have any advice for people that want to teach? A: Find a content area that you are passionate about and...

Q: Do you think your skills will change at Central? Why or why not?
A: I will always continuously reflect on what I do or try to find something better or new. So yes, but I will still be the same teacher I am now because of what I learned here at West.

Moving on: Mike Wells

Naomi Walker, Reporter May 31, 2018

Q: How long have you taught at West? A: I am finishing my eleventh year here at West.   Q: What will you miss most about West? A: I will miss the staff, and a lot of the students. I’ll...

Family consumer science teacher Kelleen McFate is moving on to Central to expand her knowledge on foods education beginning next school year.

Moving On: Kelleen McFate

Martin Morales, Reporter May 31, 2018

Q: How long have you taught at West? A: I have taught at West for three years.   Q: What is the length of your full teaching career? A: 22 years.   Q: What will you miss about...

Choir director Colleen Schloemer has been teaching for 28 years. She will be leaving West and retiring after the 2017-18 school year.

Retiree: Colleen Schloemer

Mackenzi Burns, Reporter May 31, 2018

Q: How many years have you taught at West? A: Six years   Q: How did you get into teaching? A: I would say that I accompanied. I was originally a pianist and I played piano for choirs....

Q: What will you miss most about West?

A: Just the people here. I have so many great relationships here. It’s going to be really hard not to see everybody on a weekly basis.

Moving on: Mike Garnica

Danielle Stevens, Managing Editor May 31, 2018

  Q: How long have you been working at West? A: I have been working here for six years.   Q: What school are you going to after this year? A: I’m going to be transferring to...

Q:What has changed about you in the last three years you have been at West?

A:My braces, my first year teaching is when I got them on and this year, I now have them off

Moving on: Jared Perez

Kate Kealey, Editor-in-chief May 30, 2018

Q: How long have you been at West? A: Three years, and this was my first school I taught at. I will be moving to West Chicago Community High School.   Q: How do you feel about leaving West? A: It...

Associate principal Adam Pagett shows off his Falcon pride with his Die Hard Falcon Fan sign sitting by the window of his office. Pagett will be moving on to Central after this year.

Moving on: Adam Pagett

Mackenzi Burns, Reporter May 29, 2018

Q: How did you find out about the switch? A: We know in our positions as associate principals that there are times where our boss, the assistant superintendent Mr. Scott, can move us around. He is the...

Tyler Finley is moving onto a different career after teaching at West for ten years.

Moving on: Tyler Finley

Emma Day, Social Media Manager May 29, 2018

Q: What is your most memorable part of being at West? A: I have too many great memories to choose just one, but all of them include watching my students be successful in and out of the music classroom!   Q:...

“I think one of my favorite memories at West is one of my first English classes of the school year. The kids came in and it started off pretty rough, but by the end of the term, I noticed the change and how much they had grown. I loved how into the things we were doing [they were] and actually enjoyed being there,”
English teacher Amanda Loucks said.

Moving on: Amanda Loucks

May 25, 2018

“When I found out I had to move schools, it was really bittersweet. I was sad because I love my students and the kids here at West. I was a little bit relieved because I knew I had a job this coming...

Associate principal Guy Heller will be transferring to Central High School due to district wide changes for the 2018-19 school year.

Moving on: Guy Heller

Mackenzi Burns, Reporter May 24, 2018

Q: How long have you been at West? A: This is my fourth year.   Q: Where will you be going next year? A: Central High School.   Q: How did you find out you were going to have...

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