Phone: 847-451-3167


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in Classical Studies and Creative Writing from University of Illinois at Chicago M.A.T. from Aurora University

Mr. Joel Carrera

I have been teaching for 21, fifteen of those at Leyden West High School.  Here, I've taught Creative Writing, Humanities, English IV Honors, English II, and English II Academy.   I have been married for 20 years to my wife, Amy.  I have daughter who is a high school student as well.  I enjoy camping and French cinema.  To remain fit and active, I enjoy fencing, squash, and training for Marine Corps fitness tests.