World Language teacher leaders present at second regional conference


Four District 86 World Language Teachers presented at the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Language Virtual 2020 Spring Conference. Christina Brodell and Sally Belter’s presentation “Creating Courageous Classrooms” focused on the invaluable role…

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Courtney Gillette named 2021 IDTA Coach of the Year


The Illinois Drill Team Association (IDTA) has named Courtney Gillette, head Danceline coach at Hinsdale South, its 2021 Coach of the Year. Ms. Gillette earned this honor after being selected from nominations that were submitted…

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American Psychological Association publishes Emily Polacek, South social studies teacher


Polacek created an interactive lesson that helps facilitate understanding and mastery of APA citation style, a crucial skill for students as they research and write. This innovative and creative lesson is scaffolded, easily integrated into…

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Ask an expert: social studies teacher Whitney Wilda featured in The Hinsdalean


Ms. Whitney Wilda, social studies teacher and literacy interventionist at Hinsdale Central, was featured in The Hinsdalean for her approach to teaching women’s history in her civics class. Rather than limit this aspect simply to…

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Erin Palmer, Central yearbook adviser, receives community recognition for work with journalism students


The Hinsdalean featured Palmer’s work with journalism students during the pandemic citing her inventiveness in ensuring the yearbook made it to publication last spring as well as her dedication to empowering student voices and leadership.

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