Mr. Gregory Colandrea

 

I am very excited to be joining the faculty at Brompton School as I begin my 17th year of teaching! I am a graduate of Benedictine University in Lisle, IL where I completed my bachelor’s degree in social science, English literature, and education. In 2001, I received my master’s in modern European history from Northern Illinois University.  I participated in two study abroad trips to Munich, one in 2004 and the other in 2008, to study German language and culture. I also participated in an intensive Spanish language course in Madrid in 2010.   I have taught in private schools in various suburbs of Chicago, and my last assignment was teaching middle school language arts in West Dundee, IL.  I am excited to be sharing my love of reading and writing with your children, and I am excited about the project-based learning environment of Brompton.

My philosophy of education rests on fostering self-instruction, formulating questions rather than answers, and establishing high expectations. I use problem-based learning in the classroom because the ability to ask questions is integral to self-instruction. My primary role is to help students learn how to search for and construct a complete answer as we work through the question-and-answer process. My goal is to stimulate active learning, appreciation for the art of questioning, and comfort with the idea that being wrong is a part of learning. In short, I seek to move students from a setting where questions are provided to a continuous process of asking and answering questions, thereby helping them to become life-long learners.

When not teaching, I love traveling, gardening, cooking, and playing board games.  I am excited about relocating to Kenosha and discovering everything this area has to offer.