• Fine Arts/World Languages Department

     

    Mission Statements

    The mission of The Fine Arts Department is to provide students an opportunity to flourish as artists and create meaningful connections with our community. We will empower and enrich the development of the arts by instilling a sense of culture, pride, higher level thinking, and lifelong learning.

    The mission of the World Languages Department is to promote linguistic and cultural literacy while cultivating a life-long appreciation and enthusiasm for languages and the cultures they reflect. We believe that all students can learn a new language and that a global mind-set is a necessity and an asset today.  The study of world languages is an interdisciplinary pursuit and it intrinsically helps students view issues from a global perspective.

 Marcia LaPorte

Phone: (708) 202-1674

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Marcia LaPorte

Department Chair

 

 

 Vanessa Collins

Phone: (708) 449-9507

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Vanessa Collins

World Languages

 

 

 Amanda Duvall

Phone: (708) 202-9503

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in French Language and Literature and International and Area Studies with a concentration in Western Europe, Masters of Arts degree in Sustainable Development; Concertation and Communication Strategies, Master of Education in World Languages Education

Amanda Duvall

Fine Arts

Ms. Duvall has been a proud Pirate since 2017! She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Kalamazoo College, where she double-majored in French Language and Literature and International and Area Studies with a concentration in Western Europe. She earned a Masters of Arts degree in Sustainable Development; Concertation and Communication Strategies from the University of Caen-Lower-Normandy, France and a Master of Education degree in World Languages Education from DePaul University.

Ms. Duvall lived in France for several years where she taught English in French schools before moving to Chicago. In her free time, she enjoys training for triathlons, traveling and spending time with friends and family.

 Anamaria Greab

Phone: (708) 449-1579

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Anamaria Greab

World Languages

 

 Dustin Greenberg

Phone: (708) 449-9880

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Dustin Greenberg

World Languages

 

 Allison Hardiman

Phone: (708) 449-9564

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Allison Hardiman

Fine Arts

 

 Daphne Hill

Phone: (708) 449-3599

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Arts in Studio Art with a minor in art history, Master of Arts in Art Education, Master of Education in Educational Leadership, Certified in K-12 art education, General Administrative Endorsement K-12, National Board Master Teacher in Early Adolescence-Young Adulthood in Art

Daphne Hill

Fine Arts

Mrs. Hill joined the staff at Proviso East in 2002. She is a graduate of Indiana University where she received a Bachelor’s degree in studio art. She earned her Master’s degree in art education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Master’s of Educational Leadership from the American College of Education.

Mrs. Hill has been a class sponsor (class of 2006), girls’ soccer coach and art club sponsor. She has taught a wide range of art classes over the years, such as Art Foundations, 3D, Digital Photography and AP Studio. Helping students realize that they all have a creative artist inside of them is part of teaching she really enjoys.

She currently resides in Chicago with her husband and son. She loves to travel whenever she can and has been to many different places in North America and Europe. Her hobbies include photography, gardening and learning more about digital design.

 Janet Konstant

Phone: (708) 229-2671

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Janet Konstant

World Languages (Emergent Bilingual)

 

 Cletis Seals Jr.

Phone: (708) 202-1640

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Bachelor’s degree in Music Education

Cletis Seals Jr.

Fine Arts (Band/Choir)

Cletis Seals began his musical journey as a church musician, learning to play the drum set for the church youth choir. It was here that he learned about patience and persistence in learning a craft. If it is worth it, it does not matter how long it takes to mater the craft, but that the craft gets mastered. In the forth grade, Ms. Seals began participating in his middle school band program, where he developed his passion and drive to have a career in music.

Ms. Seals, a graduate of the first class of the Proviso Math and Science Academy, participated in band at both PMSA and Proviso East, under the direction of Mr. Wright, who still serves as a teacher and mentor for Mr. Seals. After high school, Mr. Seals went on to attend South Carolina State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education. While at South Carolina State University, Mr. Seals was a part of the honors program, marched in the university’s “Marching 101” band, and pledged the Nu Iota Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America, Inc., the oldest and largest music fraternity in the world, where he served as chapter president for two years. The balance of academics, marching band, leadership in a fraternity and a social life is what helped Ms. Seals to develop and shape the standard for work ethic that he expects from his students, as well as his philosophy of education, student leadership and how to shape music.

Upon graduating from South Carolina State University in 2014, Mr. Seals was employed as a Teachers Assistant at a charter school, while volunteering with the PEHS Marching Band. The following year, in 2015, Mr. Seals was hired as the Band Director at Proviso East High School, taking over for his mentor, Mr. Wright. Through many struggles and setbacks, the PEHS Band Program, under the direction of Ms. Seals, has once again become a noteworthy, rounded program with several different bands (Marching, Concert and Jazz). The current philosophy of Mr. Seals and the PEHS Band program is “If good could be better, the good is not good enough”

 Laura Turk

Phone: (708)

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Laura Turk

 Fine Arts