Phone: 847-451-3000 x5050


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Illinois State University 2002 M.A. Northeastern Illinois University 2008

Mrs. Brenda Kaiden

Hello, thank you for visiting my page! Since I was a child, Leyden has always been very close to my heart. Years ago, I graduated from East Leyden High School; my parents graduated from Leyden; I married a Leyden graduate, and my children will attend Leyden in the future. #Leydenpride! 

Throughout my time teaching English at West Leyden High School, I have had the opportunity to teach a variety of English courses and levels throughout the years as well as work with wonderful students and colleagues. Currently, I teach freshman in a project-based, interdisciplinary program called co.lab.

In addition to teaching, I was the head coach of the Leydenettes for six years, the sponsor of the Improv Club for three years, an ACCESS mentor, as well as a Guided Study facilitator.