"My professors and coaches have influenced my life so much, helping me be a better person, and I want to give back to others as a teacher and a coach."
Steve’s passion and experience for teaching history were cultivated both inside and outside the classroom. He credits the many opportunities and hours he spent with his professors just talking about history and learning how to develop his research and writing skills. His goal is to pass along his knowledge and passion to his future students.
"We have some of the brightest people in the country teaching right here. Professor Ann Keating is a leading historian in Chicago. And my other professors have published multiple times and have elite school backgrounds and chose to come here to give one-on-one time and mentoring. I’ve benefitted so much from them."
His education professors not only taught him skills he needed in the classroom but connected him with superior schools and teachers in the Naperville area for his practicum and student teaching experiences.