West Welcomes Brenda Czabaj


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Brenda Czabaj is the newest German teacher, teaching German I in the mornings at West. Mrs. Czabaj previously taught at Glencrest Middle School for twelve and a half years and taught as a substitute for three years in Barrington before coming to West. She attended college at Simpson College earning her bachelor’s in elementary education, secondary education, and German, then attended National Louis University in Evanston earning her masters as a reading specialist. Mrs. Czabaj “always planned on teaching”; since she was a kid she “loved being around children” and “took lots of classes [in high school] to learn how to be a teacher [such as] childcare classes.” She loves teaching German because she “absolutely loves Germany and the German people.” She has traveled there many times and admires the culture as well as the language. She also loves teaching a language because it can “incorporate all the other curricular areas” such as arts and music. German class was also Mrs. Czabajs favorite class when she was in high school, so her love for the language has not diminished at all.