Phone: 815-407-5179 Or During Remote Learning : Call 815-421-7100; extension number, 2198.


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in Biology Science M.S. Ed in Educational Leadership Certified in Botany, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Zoology

Mrs. Michele Petkewicz

I grew up in Prospect Heights, Illinois and attended John Hersey High School.  I went to college at Eastern Illinois University where I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biological Science with an option for a teacher’s certificate.  I currently am certified to teach Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Science, Botany, and Zoology at all levels.  I also have a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Concordia University, which means I could be a principal but I enjoy being in the classroom too much for that right now.  I also have extended my education with taking various graduate level classes past my Master’s to further my knowledge.

Currently I am teaching AP Environmental Science and standard Physics, though I have taught Biology (Introduction, Standard, and Honors), Freshman Lab Science, Conceptual Physics, Standard Physics, Environmental Science, Botany, and Zoology.  I have been teaching since 2001 and have been in Valley View since the 2002-2003 school year.


AP Environmental Science Virtual Open House Link

Physics Virtual Open House Link