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Teacher of the Week

Bridgeport »

Mark Sheridan's Katie Lavin Uses Teachable Tech, Brings World to Classroom

Students are wowed by the science and technology teacher at the magnet school in Bridgeport.

About this feature

Every week, DNAinfo.com Chicago goes straight to the head of the class. Our neighborhood reporters sit down with teachers in Chicago's public and private schools to discuss their educational philosophies and the challenges they face. Send your suggestions for Teacher of the Week to chicago-newsroom@dnainfo.com or call us at (312) 508-4300.

West Englewood »

Science teacher Elizabeth Copper said she knows a good thing when she sees it.

Dunning »

Teacher of the Week: Amanda Rachmaciej, Dever Elementary School

Ravenswood »

Conti leads the school's Girls on the Run program, which builds confidence and self-esteem in students.

South Loop »

Jeff Kacena says pairing fiction works with his science curriculum helps students grasp complex concepts.

Hyde Park »

Leslie Travis is using bicycle-generated electricity to power the machines for her sewing club.

Logan Square »

Laura LeQuesne Filipiak teaches kindergarten at Goethe Elementary School in Logan Square.

Auburn Gresham »

"Settling" on a career in education has paid off for Albania native and her students.

Rogers Park »

Masooma Khan taught her students about more than just art with themed projects about bullying.

Lakeview »

Esther Pullman is still patient and kind, said a former student whose son now attends the school.

South Lawndale »

Teacher Romanetha Looper went back to school later in life in order to help her struggling son.

West Englewood »

History teacher John Thuet said the Englewood high school is "an amazing place to work."

Grand Crossing »

After earning a degree in biology, Shauna Winston decided to become a teacher.

Little Village »

Little Village teacher serves up books and resources to neighborhood kids in her backyard.    

Wicker Park »

To make fitness fun and encourage reading, innovative teacher starts a "Lit and Fit" audio book program.