I am currently student teaching in a life skills special education classroom for high schoolers at Walter Payton College Prep High School. One of my students' favorite activities is music therapy and they absolutely love being able to explore new instruments, create their own music, and sing along to their favorite tunes. This is extremely engaging and therapeutic for my students.
I am graduating in May from the University of Illinois with a degree in special education. In the fall, I will begin my career teaching at Intrinsic Schools in Chicago as a 12th grade math teacher! I am looking forward to this new opportunity! I hope to become involved in clubs and student activities including music and the arts. The DHS Arts program created unlimited memories for me in high school and I am so grateful to have been a part of it!
Alec graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education in 2014. He currently works at Baldwin Intermediate School in Quincy IL as a General Music teacher.
He is active in the local arts community, performing in the percussion section of the Quincy Symphony Orchestra and Quincy Community Band.
He is a freshman at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. He is majoring in Psychology and plans to become a high school social studies teacher when he graduates. Eli is a member of "Chai Notes," a Jewish acapella group at the U. The group performs many concerts throughout the year at different venues within the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.
Through his theater experiences at Deerfield High School, Eli has learned and is applying helpful skills to his position as a University Ambassador and tour guide.
I am currently a senior at Deerfield High School and graduating this May. I am attending Northwestern University next year where I want to study Computer Science and Math Secondary Education.
After being highly involved in Warrior Dance Team and Dance Company for the past four years of my high school experience, I am excited to continue to make dance a part of my life at NU. One event in particular I am looking forward to getting involved in and participating in is Northwestern's Dance Marathon. I am grateful I had the opportunity to create lasting memories from my involvement in Fine Arts at DHS and I know I will carry these with me in my future.