Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Lia Koonce
I hold a Bachelor of Science in Biology with majors in Biology and Chemistry from Babes Bolyai University of Cluj – Napoca, Romania. I received a Master's degree in Instructional Leadership at the University of Illinois at Chicago. I am currently pursuing Master of Arts in Educational Technology from Aurora University.
My teaching philosophy revolves around the idea that all students are capable of achieving high academic and personal goals.
I started my journey as a teacher in 1999, in Romania, where I taught Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Genetics. In 2006 I had this amazing opportunity to become an exchange teacher in South Carolina. During my 3 years in South Carolina, I taught Biology and Environmental Science. Later on my husband and I moved to Chicago where I taught PLTW Biomedical Sciences for 3 years. This is my 4th year at OHS, teaching CPS and PLTW - PBS, and I am happy to be part of Oswego 308.
In my free time I love spending time with my two wonderful boys, cooking and gardening.