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Dr. Lori Szeszycki

Contact Information:   Lori.Szeszycki@chsd218.org


Department:  Foreign Language, Spanish Teacher


Educational Background:

  • Bachelors in Secondary Education, Spanish and English – Illinois Wesleyan University, 1997
  • Masters in Reading – Governors State University, 2000
  • Masters in Educational Administration – Governors State University, 2003
  • Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction – Loyola University, 2009


DDE School Activity: International Trips co-sponsor

  • We are going to Central American in June, 2017 and will be spending twelve days traveling through Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama.
  • We will be traveling to another Spanish-speaking region in 2018 or 2019. If you are interested in more information as it becomes available, please email me and I will add you to our email distribution list.


Grading Policy:

  • Classwork – 15%
  • Quizzes and Projects – 20%
  • Exams – 65%
  • The final exam is worth 20% of the students’ semester grades.


Re-take Policy:

My goal is for your student to master how to speak Spanish.  Therefore, if your student does not initially do well on an assessment, I want for him/her to re-take that assessment.    My focus is on the students' confidence with speaking.  If they’re not quite there yet, I want for them to know that they are welcome to go back and try again.  


Success is the goal.  As strange as it may sound, grades are secondary to student confidence and success.   Thus, all students may re-take all assessments.  Period.  Furthermore, they may re-take their assessments at any point in the semester.  Re-takes will be scheduled for a mutually convenient time and location.


 Spanish Class Meme