Mr. Stephen Ngo

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Mr. Stephen Ngo

Stephen Ngo is the department chair for both social studies and world language. He comes to Proviso West with over twenty years’ experience as both a teacher and administrator. A native of Chicago, he holds a MEd from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Mr. Ngo has a firm conviction in the ideal of educational equity. Even though every student may start from the same point, every student must cross the finish line of success. It is up to educators to provide the educational equity necessary to ensure the success of every child.  

Mr. James Brakie

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Ms. Hagerty

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Ms. Hagerty has been teaching for fourteen years. She has taught: World History, Honors World History, U.S. History, Psychology, Latin American History, Sociology, Issues In America, Civics, Honors Global Studies, AP World History, AP European History, AP U.S. Government, AP Comparative Government, AP Human Geography, AP U.S. History, Reading and English. She enjoys reading, running and spending time with her family. 

Ms. Karen Hammoud

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Mr. Scott Hendrickson

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Ms. Sharonda Kimbrough

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Ms. Sharonda Kimbrough

Ms. Kimbrough is entering her 13th year of teaching.  A native of Chicago, Ms. Kimbrough graduated from UIUC with a B.A in Liberal Arts and went on to earn her M.A in Secondary Education from Roosevelt University in 2006. In 2016, Ms. Kimbrough graduated from NLU with a Certificate in Advanced Studies in reading and is a certified reading specialist. After teaching various courses including A.P US History, Civics and Government, U.S History and World Studies in Chicago, Ms. Kimbrough joined the Panther Family in 2017. Teaching primarily freshman and sophomores, Ms. Kimbrough has taught World Geography and currently teaches World Civilizations.  Ms. Kimbrough is a member of the pilot Argumentative Literacy Team at PWHS. She is dedicated to her students and believes it is her responsibility to help them connect to the past so they can understand and be active citizens in modern history.

Mr. Frank LaGrassa

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Ms. EKaterine Loulousis

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Ms. EKaterine Loulousis

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Mr. Rex Nyquist

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Mr. Rex Nyquist

Mr. Nyquist has taught at Proviso West since 2004, first in the Second Chance program for one year, and as a Social Studies teacher since 2005. He has taught World Civilizations, UH History, Issues in America, Illinois and Chicago History, and World Geography. This year he is teaching US History, World Geography, and African American History. Prior to becoming a teacher, Mr. Nyquist worked as a tennis pro in the Chicago area for twenty-four years. He has a BA from Washington and Lee University (US History, 1978) and MA from Roosevelt University (US History, Honors, 2000), and MA in History with an emphasis on Historical Administration (Eastern Illinois University, 2004), and a MA in Teacher Leadership from Roosevelt (2009). Mr. Nyquist is the Boys and Girls Varsity Tennis Coach at Proviso West, and he sponsors the Time Travelers, a student club that watches historical films and attends field trips. Mr. Nyquist enjoys reading, walking, swimming, tennis, traveling to historic sites, and the theater. He has attended several summer institutes, and this past summer volunteered at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum for a week,.

Mr. Stephen Rauch

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Mr. Stephen Rauch

Mr. Rauch joined Proviso West in the fall of 2014. He is excited to help students at Proviso understand how the present is shaped by the past. He grew up in LaGrange Park and graduated from NIU with an undergraduate degree in history. He moved to Arizona in 2007 where he taught for four years and earned a Master's degree in teaching. When he isn't teaching he can be found with his wife, two sons, running or cycling.

Mr. Carlos Villanueva

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Mr. Robert Wortel

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Mr. Robert Wortel