English and Communications

English and Communications staff outside DGS

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The major goal of the Department of English & Communication is to assist students in their development as articulate, effective speakers and writers of English, and to foster in them an appreciation of classic and contemporary literature.

Four units of language arts credit are required to complete the language arts requirement. Additional credits may be selected to meet college entrance requirements, career goals, or interests.

Freshmen through Juniors may choose from a small group of courses which have been designed to respond to a variety of needs of students at each grade level. In addition, students in these grade levels may also concurrently enroll in some electives: journalism, speech, drama, radio, television, and humanities.  Seniors may elect from a large group of courses, some of which satisfy the language arts requirement, some of which offer general credit.  As students and parents discuss courses during the registration process, the following links will provide an overview of the possible courses available through the English and Communications Department.


Staff

Kari Alore

Faculty, DGS - English & Communications

  • 630-795-8565

Daniel Bartell

Faculty, DGS - English & Communications

  • 630-795-8883

Marilyn Clery

Reading Center Aide, DGS - English & Communications

  • (630) 795-8802

Joette Conger

Faculty, DGS - English & Communications

  • (630) 795-8875

Gail Cybulski

Department Secretary, DGS - English & Communications

  • (630) 795-8870

Joe Geocaris

Faculty, DGS - English & Communications

  • 630-795-8729

Valerie Hardy

Faculty, DGS - English & Communications

  • 630-795-8877

Nathaniel Haywood

Faculty, DGS - English & Communications

  • 630-795-8887

Alison Helms

Faculty, DGS - English & Communications

  • 630-795-8881

Jennifer Hernandez

Faculty, DGS - English & Communications

  • 630-795-8622

Markus Indreika

Faculty, DGS - English & Communications

  • 630-795-8885

Zachary Kuhn

Faculty, DGS - English & Communications

  • 630-795-8880

Courtney Linnemeyer

Faculty, DGS - English & Communications

  • (630) 795-8891

Christi Littell

Faculty, DGS - English & Communications

  • 630-795-8886

Mary Long

Faculty, DGS - English & Communications

  • (630) 795-8892

Daniel Maas

Faculty, DGS - English & Communications

  • 630-795-8872

Justin Matkovich

Faculty, DGS - English & Communications

  • 630-795-8888

Barbara Mazzonlini

Faculty, DGS - English & Communications

  • (630) 795-8637

Lauren McSweeney

Faculty, DGS - English & Communications

  • 630-795-8876

Lauren Mietelski

Faculty, DGS - English & Communications

  • 630-795-8893

Adrienne Miller

Faculty, DGS - English & Communications

  • (630) 795-8638

Riley Naff

Faculty, DGS - English & Communications

  • 630-795-8874

Trevor Parker

Faculty, DGS - English & Communications

  • 630-795-7614

Constance Petrakos

Faculty, DGS - English & Communications

  • (630) 795-8671

Mary Ellen Podmokly

Faculty, DGS - English & Communications

  • 630-795-8879

Nicole Proimos

Faculty, DGS - English & Communications

  • 630-795-8878

Ryan Reyes

Faculty, DGS - English & Communications

  • (630) 795-8884

Tiffany Rubin

Faculty, DGS - English & Communications

  • 630-795-8688

Monica Schroeder

Faculty, DGS - English & Communications

  • (630) 795-8896

Tracy Sebastian

Department Chair, DGS - English & Communications

  • (630) 795-8871

Kathleen Skinner

Faculty, DGS - English & Communications

  • 630-795-8922

Glenn Spitler

Faculty, DGS - English & Communications

  • (630) 795-8894

Amy Stoops

Faculty, DGS - English & Communications

  • (630) 795-8639

Kierstin Thompson

Faculty, DGS - English & Communications

  • 630-795-8890

Lori Vanek

Faculty, DGS - English & Communications

  • (630) 795-8679

Information

Department Chair
Tracy Sebastian

Department Secretary
Gail Cybulski

Department Office
Room B325
630-795-8870