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May 1, 2014

Teacher Feature: Ms. Bednar

by Kelly Braghini

This article was written with Vanessa Jones.

This week’s Teacher Feature is Katie Bednar! Ms. Bednar just recently became a teacher at Centennial. She graduated from the University of Illinois in 2011 and was born in Brookfield, Illinois. This is her third year teaching Spanish.

The CentinalWhy did you decide to teach?
Ms. Bednar: Teaching runs in my family, so I grew up knowing I wanted to be a teacher. As I went through school, I always enjoyed helping my classmates, and I loved Spanish!

The Centinal: What do you like about teaching?
Ms. Bednar: Getting to know 100+ new students each year and seeing them grow into young adults. Also passing my passion for the Spanish language and culture on to my students.

The Centinal: Why did you decided to teach at Centennial?
Ms. Bednar: I attended the University of Illinois and did my student teaching in Unit 4. I grew to really love this community and my Centennial coworkers!

The Centinal: What don’t you like about teaching?
Ms. Bednar: The grading!

The Centinal: What is your biggest pet peeve students do?
Ms. Bednar: 2048! Or just cell phones in general.

The CentinalWhat are your favorite sports teams?
Ms. Bednar: The Blackhawks, the Illini, the Bears, the White Sox, and the Bulls.

The Centinal: What is your favorite color?
Ms. Bednar: All shades of blue!

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