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A little bit about

Mr.  Spoor



"I open my doors and windows allowing all cultures and religions to blow about freely, but refuse to be knocked off my feet by any."
- The Mahatma
Mohandas Gandhi
     


 

 

"We need in every bay and community a group of angelic troublemakers." - Bayard Rustin

 

 

I grew up in Crystal Lake, Illinois with my parents and three younger brothers.  I attended Crystal Lake South High School and graduated in 1995.  While in high school I was involved in dramatics, music, the German club, and the Speech Team. 

From there I headed south...to Bloomington, Illinois where I spent five years studying at Illinois Wesleyan University.  I graduated magna cum laude from IWU in the spring of 2000.  While in Bloomington I was heavily involved in Student Senate, a social fraternity, and numerous other clubs and activities.  It was a full five years for sure!  I graduated with honors in history and education and was a member of three academic honor societies and two service societies.  I have since completed two Masters degrees in Education and am currently working on my doctorate in curriculum and instruction at Illinois State University.

I definitely have to take a chance and especially thank the amazing educators that taught me so much and inspired me to enter this profession.  To name a few of the most important: Mrs. Mulvenna (3rd Grade South Elementary), Mrs. Judy Engebretson (Lundahl Jr. High), Frau Helga Berutti (CLS), Mrs. Gail Anderson (CLS), Mr. Bill Weller (CLS), and Mrs. Mary Finkle (CLS).  Without these amazing people, their love for their students, and their passion for what they did, I may not be lucky enough to wake up each morning excited to go to work.

Currently I live in Chicago, Illinois and this is my fourteenth year at Fremd High School.  I teach Social Science Survey, Introduction to American Government, and Law & the Individual.  My youngest brother is also a social studies teacher at Grant High School, another brother is working as a graphic designer, and the other is an architect.  I am an assistant speech coach, sponsor of Alliance, the German Club, and the German exchange program.

 

"Go into the world and do WELL, but more importantly, go into the world and do GOOD."

- Minor Meyers, Jr.

I strongly believe that love is the answer and that it can mend even the deepest unseen wounds. Love can heal, love can console, love can strengthen, and yes, love can make change.
- Somaly Mam
 






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"I don't measure America by its achievements but by its potential"
- Shirley Chisholm