Please welcome Mr. Brandon Pedersen and Mr. Blake Dole to the D76 Leadership Team
Mr. Pederson grew up in Iowa and graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor's Degree in Science Education. After teaching high school science for six years, he attended Benedictine University and received a Master's Degree in Education Administration. Since then, he has served as a Dean of Students for the past eight years. Mr. Pederson is excited and humbled for the opportunity to join the D76 team and serve the students, families, faculty and staff of West Oaks Middle School.
Over the past six years, Mr. Dole has worked in Special Education as an Adapted Physical Education (APE) teacher in the western suburbs. As an APE teacher, he provided services designed to help students grow in their physical abilities, successfully engage in physical activities and improve their overall health. His passion for students with special needs began during his time at Illinois State University, where he completed a Bachelor’s Degree from Illinois State. Mr. Dole’s passion for learning continued at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, where he received a Master's in APE and then at Aurora University, where he completed a Master's in Leadership in Education. He is excited to be a part of D76 and serve it's families and staff.
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