Meet the Faculty
Angelyn Balodimas-BartolomeiProfessor of Education, Coordinator of ESL Endorsement and MA in Literacy, Language, and Culture
For Dr. Angelyn Balodimas-Bartolomei, North Park’s values are easily incorporated into her courses. “All of my classes focus on multiculturalism,” she says.
Learn more about Dr. Balodimas-Bartolomei.
Nancy BerggrenAssistant Professor of Education, Coordinator of Clinical Experiences
“We prepare students exceptionally well for the profession of teaching by placing them in public, private, suburban, and urban schools throughout the Chicago area," says Professor Nancy Berggren.
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Whipp JohnsonAssistant Professor of Education, Coordinator of Secondary and K–12 Programs
Professor Whipp Johnson views teaching as a combination of practice, profession, and calling. “Becoming a teacher is a wonderful choice, and it will take both hard work and persistent commitment,” he says.
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John LaukaitisAssistant Professor of Education
Dr. John Laukaitis enjoys integrating faith into his classes. “I hope to provide a richer experience whereby students can understand the importance of having a strong moral foundation for their professional lives,” he says.
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Barbara LevandowskiProfessor of Education
Dr. Barbara Levandowski enjoys getting to know her students personally, understanding their interests and career aspirations. “Our department takes great pride in the feeling of community that we welcome our students into,” she says.
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Ida MaduramProfessor of Education, Coordinator of the Elementary and Early Childhood Programs
Dr. Ida Maduram believes the clinical experiences in the education program are one way students to “learn from the extended classroom of Chicago.”
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Diana MajercyzkAssistant Professor of Education
With a nearly-30-year career in elementary public education, Professor Diana Majerczyk came to North Park eager to work with future school leaders. “We take great pride in supporting candidates for successful entry into educational leadership,” she says.
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Rebecca NelsonDean and Associate Professor of Education
Dr. Rebecca Nelson works with all of the School of Education’s programs, including undergraduate and graduate teacher education, principal preparation, and continuing development for licensed teachers. “It’s an honor to walk alongside students,” she says.
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Sally PryorAssociate Professor of Education, MA in Educational Leadership Coordinator
Dr. Pryor’s classes emphasize the importance of ethical leadership. “Students will discuss real-life situations that leaders face every day as they work with diverse student bodies,” she says.
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Theodoros ZervasAssociate Professor of Education, MA in Teaching and MA in Education Coordinator
An expert in comparative and international education, Dr. Zervas is also an avid traveler and served as a visiting professor at a university in Mexico. He brings his passion for multiculturalism to the classroom.
Learn more about Dr. Zervas.