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De Popolis
De Popolis graduated from Loyola University with a B.S. in English, and began teaching middle school in a Chicago private school. Several years later she served as assistant principal and principal. While earning her C.A.S. in L.D. and S.E.D. (teaching students with learning disabilities and/or social-emotional disabilities) from National Louis University, De taught at a private school for adult education (adult literacy) and a psychiatric hospital. Until retirement, De taught 6th-12th grade special education students for Indian Prairie school district. Additionally, she was an adjunct professor at Roosevelt University where she had earned an M.A. in teacher leadership. Among the subjects De teaches are ACT/SAT and high school entrance preparation, social sciences (psychology, history); reading, both for comprehension and Wilson; literature; religion; writing; grammar (including diagramming); study skills (test-taking, organizational skills, executive functioning); and writing college applications. De enjoys her grandchildren, gardening and is a Cub fan.
Itri Papanikolla
Itri Papanikolla has a Master’s Degree in Applied Mathematics from University of Illinois at Chicago. He has taught mathematics and science classes for ten years and wants to continue his education at a higher level of Abstract Mathematics which gives him the ability to teach his favorite subject. Itri is a Mathematics adjunct professor at College of DuPage. He speaks Albanian, Greek, Ancient Greek, and French. Itri has a medal in Math Olympiad and is a member of the Golden Key International High IQ Society. His interests include spending quality time with his wife and daughter, the study of history and economics, painting on canvas, aquarelle, music, and sports. Itri wants to create a new model of how students can observe mathematics and science.
Rick Klimas
Rick Klimas is a graduate of Loyola University and taught school in Chicago for ten years. He tutored mathematics and science in the Blue Gargoyle adult education program. He teaches science, math, history, economics, philosophy, religion, humanities, music and art history, and language arts courses at the high school level, as well as organizational skills and test preparation classes at all levels including Honors and AP. Rick also teaches ACT/SAT/GRE test prep. A book dealer specializing in scholarly volumes, he also enjoys classical music and plays basketball. Rick and his wife live in Warrenville where he has served as a Park District commissioner.
Jenna Micko
Jenna Micko holds a B.A. degree in English education with an endorsement in Journalism from Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois. She has studied Shakespeare and Art History abroad at Oxford University in Oxford, England. Jenna taught English at the secondary level for 17 years and Special Education. In addition to teaching British Literature, Reading, Literature as Film, American Literature, Study Skills and Humanities, Jenna has tutored in History, Religion, Biology, Earth Science, Psychology, ACT Prep, as well as other content areas. Jenna has also worked as a reporter for local papers in DuPage County covering local high school sports. She enjoys spending free time with her husband and daughter, as well as watching baseball and football, playing softball, acting in community theatre and creative writing.
Joe Chmill
Joe Chmill graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA with a B.S. degree in electrical engineering. He has over 30 years experience in advanced electronic hardware and software design, product management, marketing and sales. For the last several years, he has been a substitute high school teacher and personal tutor, specializing in math, physics, chemistry, and computer programming. He has also worked in special education classrooms. Joe satisfies his lifelong need to learn by taking advantage of new technology with online classes. He also enjoys bicycling, jogging, time with family (including his first grandson), and is involved in his local community theater.
Maureen Flood
Maureen Flood has a B.S. in Psychology from Loyola University and an M.A. in Special Education from Northeastern Illinois University. She is licensed in many areas including Learning Behavior Specialist, (Learning Disabilities, Social/Emotional Disorders), Standard Secondary Teaching and Standard Elementary Teaching. An Early Childhood endorsement has been added to her license. With her licensing and approvals, she is qualified to teach general and special education students from ages 3-21. Maureen has taught in public schools at the elementary and middle school levels. She has tutored for many years independently and for tutoring centers, working with students of all ages. She has completed training in the Wilson Language System and has taught many struggling students to read using the multi-sensory Wilson program. Maureen has also helped students increase their skills in reading comprehension, math and writing, following the Common Core curriculum. Executive Functioning skills and strategies are stressed during her tutoring sessions. Her interests include traveling, gardening and live theater performances. She has volunteered as an usher and attends concerts and plays in the suburbs and Chicago.
Sandra Wagner
Sandra Wagner completed her undergraduate work at the University of Illinois. Her degree is in Speech and Theatre Education with a minor in English. She earned her MA in Interpersonal Communication at Purdue University. While at Purdue, her work focused mainly on Communication and its significance within Adolescent Psychology. Sandra is qualified to teach English, Speech, Theatre, Spanish, and Psychology. She spent many years teaching high school in Carol Stream. Currently, she is an adjunct Speech Communication professor at the College of DuPage. She has also served as a faculty tutor in the college's student assistance area. These experiences have allowed Sandra the opportunity to further develop her skills as an aid to students in group and individual educational settings. She is dedicated to her role as a teacher and continues her own path as a student to effectively adapt to the ever-changing demands of today's academic environment. Sandra has experience in all aspects of theatre from teaching to directing to acting. She shares an avid interest in music and vocal performance with her teenage daughters.
Kasey Molidor
Kasey Molidor has a Learning and Behavior Specialist B.A. degree from Illinois State University. She has experience working with students with learning disabilities, emotional disabilities, attention deficit disorders, and autism. Currently, she works as a full-time K-5 resource teacher in a neighboring district. Kasey has experience providing multiple research-based interventions for the areas of reading, writing, and math and is trained in the Wilson Language System. She also teaches using the primary version of the program called Fundations for students in K-1. Kasey has helped many students with managing their emotional and/or executive functioning needs within the general education setting. Her hobbies include thrift shopping, d.i.y. home projects, and spending time outdoors.
Joan Treland
Joan Treland has a M.A.+ in Learning Disabilities and B.S. in Socially Maladjusted. She holds four certificate endorsements (K-21): Learning Behavior Specialist, (Learning Disabilities, Social/Emotional Disorders); Standard Secondary Teaching; Standard Elementary Teaching. Her background includes the multisensory Orton-Gillingham approach and the Wilson Reading System. She taught regular and special education kindergarten, elementary, middle school, and high school, co-founded a private school, and has been in private practice for forty plus years. She is currently owner-director of our accredited school. She is a member of the International Dyslexia Society and the American Association of University Women. Interests include reading, cooking, traveling, and music. Treland and Associates has accreditations with NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse. All staff members teach executive function and metacognitive strategies.
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