Degrees and Certifications:
National Board Certified Teacher BA Journalism MS Communications MA Teaching, Secondary Education
Mrs. Breda Marshall
I joined Oswego East High School in 2012. I teach English and dual credit College Communication (at OE and Oswego High School). In my tenure, I have been the secretary of the Midwest Media Educators Association and a member of the Journalism Education Association. In December 2020, I achieved National Board Certification, an advanced teaching credential beyond state licensure.
Prior to entering the field of teaching, I worked in television news, radio, and public relations. Within the communications field I have worn many hats including anchor, reporter, producer, and production director. I am the recipient of the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award. I received first place for in-depth radio reporting for “School Discipline: Behind Classroom Doors.” The project explores one school’s fight to overcome a host of escalating discipline problems. I also obtained the Illinois Broadcaster’s Association-University Silver Dome Award for best TV public affairs/news magazine for “The International Experience: A Documentary.”
I graduated from The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and a master’s degree in communications. I obtained a master’s degree in secondary education from Dominican University, River Forest, Ill.
There is no career more fulfilling than teaching. It is challenging, yet the intrinsic rewards are abundant. I am inspired by my students every day, and I strive to be a teacher who encourages her students to realize their potential.