Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Benjamin Spears
I fell in love with learning and English during my own time as a high school student. From learning to research important topics to discussing great pices of literature with classmates, the skills and experiences I gained in those classes helped to shape me as a person today. So when it came time to pick the degree I would earn, I was instantly drawn to English. I graduated from Nortnern Illinois University in 2017 with a degree in English focused on teaching. While earning my degree, I participated in NIU's partnership with STEM reading to help get more students interested in STEM fields through high interest reading. After college, I worked as a short term and long term substitiute teacher in different districts around the DeKalb area.
In 2018, I was hired to teach English at Oswego High School and Oswego East High School. I fell in love with the Oswego community, and in 2019 I became a full time member of the panther family at Oswego High School. I look forward to a long career of helping my own students see all of the great things to love about English!