Phone: (847) 451-3077


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors Degree in Secondary Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University Chicago AP Seminar certification

Mrs. Lori Garcia

Hello and welcome!

I am an English teacher at East Leyden High School and have been with the district since 2006. After graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, I began my teaching career at West Leyden before coming over to the "East side" in 2012. I completed my graduate program at Concordia University in 2011.

Throughout my time at Leyden I have had the privilege of teaching a variety of courses and levels within the English department. Additionally, I have been involved as an advisor in a variety of after school activities, including the journalism, ACCESS, and Guided Study programs, as well as the PULSE/SHARE Club and Book Club.

My current teaching responsibilities include AP Seminar and English II College Prep. As part of the district's new initiative, Eagle Time, I will also be serving as a Seminar advisor.

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