World Languages Department  

The World Languages Department at Grayslake North is committed to preparing our students to communicate in other languages within and beyond the classroom setting.  In our classes we focus on the four communication skills; listening, reading, writing and speaking and provide students with engaging opportunities for success with the language.  Our goal is for students to acquire language in a natural, contextualized manner.  In addition, research supports and proves that students who study another language will improve in their first language which will strengthen student performance across other disciplines.  We encourage our students to take language for four years and to explore the benefits language can provide in their future.  With four years of language study, students may also receive college credit and be exempt from college graduation requirements.

Valerie Padgett-Krause
Department Chair
847-986-3100 x 5545
vkrause@d127.org

World languages faculty

  • 1st Row - Tracy Gaona, Jennifer Welty 
  • 2nd Row - James Murphy, Dorota Trybula, Erica Rehm, Martin Rocha
  • 3rd Row - Meg Lopez, Jessica Baker, Valerie Padgett-Krause
  • 4th Row - Jessica Baker, Nikki Kirchway

World Language Department Staff

Jessica Baker

World Language

Katelynn Canales

World Language

Tracy Gaona

World Language

Nikki Kirchway

World Language

Meg Lopez

World Language

James Murphy

World Language

Valerie Padgett-Krause

World Language Department Chair

Lisa Palaian

World Language

Erica Rehm

World Language

Martin Rocha

World Language

Dorota Trybula

World Language

Jennifer Welty

World Language