• Mathematics

Ms. Heather Lawent - Wickey

Phone: 708-202-6373

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Ms. Heather Lawent - Wickey

Mathematics. Technology & Engineering Department Chair

Office number B214 

Courses this year: Integrated Math I and Integrated Math II

Degrees held: Mathematics, Educational Leadership, and EL

Northeastern Illinois University - Bachelors Degree in Mathematics and Secondary Education

Roosevelt University - Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and Organizational Change

Dominican University - Certificate in teaching English Language Learners

Something about me: I love Disney World and go at least once per year. It's my home away from home.

I started teaching at Proviso West in 2001

Mr. Louis Arce

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Mr. Louis Arce

Mathematics and Computer Science Architect with a BS from DePaul University and MA from National Louis.

Teaching Math and Computer Science is my 3rd career from Real-Time Engineer, Entrepreneur to Teacher.

Computer Architect building Real-Time Systems including Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Floor System, High Speed Satellite Communications and Rules based Claims Processing.

Success comes from helping others succeed. Learn, grow, reflect and begin again.

Ms. Parampreet Aulakh

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Ms. Parampreet Aulakh

I have been teaching for three years at Proviso District 209. I am from family of educators. I always knew I wanted to become teacher, even when I was young. I always enjoyed helping others learn and grow.

Education:

Bachelor of Science

Math and Science Major

Punjab University, India

Bachelor of Education

Punjab University, India

Master of Science

Maharaja GangaSingh University, India

Favorite Quote:

“When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts.” Dalai Lama

Mr. David Blood

Phone: 708-202-6589

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Mr. David Blood

Born in raised in Western Springs Illinois

Attended Lyons Township high School

Bachelor of Arts in Business from Michigan State University

Master of Science in Teaching of Mathematics

 

I rely on physical activity and a Whole food plant based diet to keep me happy and healthy.

I have an awesome wife and two awesome daughters that keep me smiling.

 

I have learned that showing the students you care in a differentiated learning environment produces the best possible outcomes.

Mr. Keith Brown

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Mr. Keith Brown

Mr. Keith A. Brown

Room C208

2019-2020 Courses: Integrated Math I and Integrated Math II

Degrees held: Mathematics and Finance

Triton College Associate Degree: General Studies

Governors State University: Bachelor’s Degree in Business

Chicago State University: Master’s Degree in Mathematics

Governors State University: Teacher Certification

Neca/Technical Institute: Journey Man Electrician Certification

Something about me: I am a musician and dancer

I started teaching at Proviso West in 2018.

Mr. Sergio Castillo

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Mr. Sergio Castillo

Ms. Mary Curran

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Ms. Mary Curran

Room C307

Courses this year: Integrated Math 1, Honors Integrated Math 1, Honors Pre-Calculus

Degrees held: Loyola – Bachelors of Science: Major Mathematics Minor Education and Physics National Louis – Masters Education and Curriculum

Something about me: I love Proviso because I love the students. They have so much potential. During the Summer I love bringing my grandkids back to Chicago so we can visit all that Chicago has to offer.

I started working at Proviso in 2001

Mr. Matthew Fierer

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Mr. Matthew Fierer

Room C205

2019/2020 Courses: Statistics, Technical Math, Transitional Math

Degrees held: Actuarial Science, Minor in Physics, Master of Arts in Teaching Roosevelt University: Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science, Minor in Physics National-Louis University: Master of Arts in Teaching

Something about me: Using only a hoe and large glass of water, I once single-handedly defended a small village in the Amazon Basin from a horde of ferocious army ants. I occasionally tread water for three days in a row.

I started teaching at Proviso West in 2006.

Ms. Karen Kenwood

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Ms. Karen Kenwood

Mathematics Teacher – Dream program

Classroom: E160

Courses this year: Integrated Math 3, Probability & Statistics

B.S. in Business, Accountancy – Miami University Masters in Secondary Education – Math – National Louis University

About me: I worked at McDonald’s Corporation for 25 of my 28 years spent in the Accountancy profession. I was very passionate and worked hard, loving my first career, and now am very passionate and working hard in my second…loving it too.

This is my 2nd year at Proviso West and my 3rd in the Proviso district.

Mr. William Klaus

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Mr. William Klaus

Mr. James Marter

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Mr. James Marter

Room number: C204

Courses this year: Integrated Math 3, Honors Integrated Math 3, AP Calculus

Degrees held: Mathematics Education, Curriculum & Instruction

Drake University – Bachelors Degree in Mathematics Education

University of Saint Mary – Masters Degree in Curriculum & Instruction

Something about me: Lived & taught in Iowa until 2013, enjoy spending time back in Iowa with parents, children, and one grandchild.

I started teaching at Proviso West in 2015.

Ms. Brittany Norris

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Ms. Brittany Norris

Room Number: C313

Courses this year: IM1 Regular and EL and IM3 EL

Degrees held: Mathematics, Secondary Education, ESL Endorsement

Loyola University Chicago- Bachelors Degree with Honors in Mathematics and Secondary Education

Dominican University- ESL Endorsement

Something about me: I enjoying spending time with my family, reading, and all things Disney.

I just started teaching at West in 2019.

Mr. Damian Perez

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Mr. Damian Perez

Room D 318

 

2019 – 2020 Courses:  Business Math, Bilingual Integrated Math 1, ELL Integrated Math 2, and Bilingual Integrated Math 2

 

Endorsements:  Psychology, Mathematics, Bilingual Education and English as a Second Language

 

Degrees : Bachelors from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

                   Masters degree from Governor State University

 

Something about me:  I am a certified SCUBA Diver and spend time with family.

Mr. Jozsef Rosko

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Mr. Jozsef Rosko

Courses this Year: AP Statistics, Statistics, Consumer Math, and Business Math

 

EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

· Graduate Courses: Physics, Chemistry, and Earth Science.

Loyola University Chicago, IL

· Master of Art of Teaching

National–Louis University Elgin, IL

· ESL Classes

College of DuPage Glen Ellyn, IL

· Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics Education

Eotvos Lorand University Budapest, Hungary

 

Quote for Life:

"All things are difficult before they are easy." Thomas Fuller

Mr. Larry Spires

Phone: 708-202-6508

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Mr. Larry Spires

Courses this Year: Integrated Math III

EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE

· Advanced Certification in Education (Teaching Certification)

Benedictine University Lisle, IL

· Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (Ed.D)

National–Louis University Elgin, IL (ABD))

· Honorary Doctor of Masonic Education (DMAS)

National Institute of Masonic Education Jackson, MS

· Advanced Certification in Religious/Business Organization

Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts

· Master of Theology in Biblical Studies and Systematic Theology (MT)

Wheaton College Wheaton, IL

· Master of Business Administration in Finance and Organizational Management (EMBA)

Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL

· Ph,D in High Energy Physics

University of Illinois Champaign, IL (Graduate Work)

· Master of Science in Physics (High Energy Physics) (MS)

Howard University Washington, DC

· Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics (BS)

Mississippi Valley State University Itta Bena, MS

 

Ms. Kathleen Wolf

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Ms. Kathleen Wolf

Teach: IM2 and IM2 Honors
 
First year at Proviso West HS
 
Room B213
 
Degree: Purdue University-BSM
 
California State University Dominguez Hills-Secondary Teaching Credential in Mathematics
 
Something about me: I love to cook, I have had a recipe published. I also love to cycle and play soccer.