De La Salle welcomes new faculty for 2016-17 school year

SEVERAL NEW TEACHERS will join the De La Salle Institute staff this year. Photographed in the front row from l-r are Richard Fern, Taylor McGinnis, and Jacquelyn Ross. In the back row are Br. Johnathon Emanuelson, Jean Rebarchak, Joel Schafer, Benjamin Jones, and Kenya Madison-Gabler.

When the De La Salle Institute, located in Chicago’s Bronzeville area, opens its doors to new and returning students this school year, several new faculty members will greet the students.

This independent Catholic secondary school provides young people from a variety of ethnic and economic backgrounds the opportunity to fully develop their ability so they may be active, contributing members of the complex and ever changing society.

The new educators that will lend their expertise to the academic success of the students are Br. Johnathon Emanuelson, FSC, (Bronzeville), who will teach religion; Richard Fern ’06 (Bridgeport) will serve as the Dean of Students at the Lourdes Hall Campus for Young Women, as well as coaching football and wrestling; Benjamin Jones (Merrillville, IN) will teach English and Language Arts, as well as serve as the assistant director of the Theatre 100 program; and Kenya Madison-Gabler (LaGrange) will teach French, as well as moderating the French Club and French Honor Society.

There are two new history teachers — Taylor McGinnis (Kenilworth) and Jean Rebarchak (Lake Forest). McGinnis will also coach lacrosse. Jacquelyn Ross (Wrigleyville) and Joel Schafer (Logan Square) are the new student teachers.

De La Salle welcomes each of these educators to our school and wishes them every success during this school year and in the future.

De La Salle Institute is an independent Catholic secondary school rooted in the tradition of Christian Education begun by St. John Baptist de La Salle. Founded in 1889, its mission has been, and is, to foster a desire for excellence in education. Young people from a variety of ethnic and economic backgrounds are given the opportunity to fully develop their abilities so they may be active, contributing members of our complex changing society.

The De La Salle – Institute Campus for Young Men is located at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. in Chicago and the De La Salle – Lourdes Hall Campus for Young Women is located at 1040 W. 32nd Pl. also in Chicago.

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