Dwayne Williams and Michelle Proutsos collaborate to help their students understand psychology in practice


HHSTA Members and Hinsdale South staff members Dwayne Williams and Michelle Proutsos collaborated in their roles as Interventionist and Psychology teacher to conduct a lesson with students on psychological approaches. Students were introduced to the seven…

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Laura Milas, Central art teacher, represents art educators on the ISBE Illinois Professional Educator Competencies (IPEC)


Milas was selected as one of only three art educators in the state to serve in this capacity. In summer 2019, the ISBE began a multi-phased process to examine teaching and teacher preparation standards, best…

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Nancy Betker awarded Standing Ovation Award from the Illinois Association for Behavioral Health


Ms. Nancy Betker, social worker at Hinsdale South, was awarded the Standing Ovation Award from the Illinois Association for Behavioral Health. Ms. Riley Blythe, representative from the Illinois Association for Behavioral Health, presented Ms. Betker…

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Member Highlight: Mr. Noah Lawrence


Mr. Noah Lawrence, Social Studies teacher and track and field and cross country coach at Hinsdale Central, was the focus of a recent spotlight in The Hinsdalean. This article highlights Mr. Lawrence’s resiliency, both in…

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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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