Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Gregory Scott
I attended Illinois College, in Jacksonville, Ill., where I graduated with a dual degree in physical education and biology. I then completed my student teaching at Springfield High School, in Springfield, Ill. After a semester of substitute teaching in Joliet, I began my teaching career working for the Archdiocese of Chicago, going to four elementary schools for their physical education each week.
The next year I began my high school teaching physical education and health at Leo High School in Chicago. After three years I left Leo to continue my teaching at Holy Cross High School in River Grove, Ill. While at Holy Cross I taught both biology and physical education. I then moved out to the suburbs and worked to open a new school in District 204. Indian Plains Alternative High School was a new concept in education, and the team and I worked hard to develop curriculum to allow students who had not experienced success in the big high school settings of Neuqua Valley High School or Waubonsie Valley High School to finish up their schooling in a smaller, more supportive environment. It was during this time that I completed my first master’s degree from Benedictine University, in Lisle, Ill., in educational administration.
After six years I moved to Oswego High School to join the kinetic wellness department. During my time here I have served as the head wrestling coach and assistant athletic director in addition to my teaching responsibilities. While here, I completed a second master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from National Lewis University, Chicago. I also have obtained several national certifications during my teaching career to help with my class offerings, including archery, wall climbing, wrestling, and water safety. I also serve as the director of the Climbing Club.