Mr. James Partacz

Phone: 815-886-6100


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Meteorology: Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL Research Meteorologist: University of Chicago for 17 years Master's Degree in Education: Dominican University, River Forest, IL

Mr. James Partacz

I have been teaching science and technology for over 20 years and this is my 18th year teaching science at A Vito Martinez.  My work experience before teaching was at The University of Chicago as a Research Meteorologist working for a world renown severe weather expert, Tetsuya Fujita.  After 17 years working at the University, I decided to change careers, go back to school, and earn a masters degree in education.  After working at two different private schools in Chicago and suburbs, I was hired at AVM as a science teacher.  Even after 19 years, I am still excited to start every new school year not only teaching science, but sharing my experiences as a research scientist with all of my students.

In addition to teaching I am also...

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