Phone: 815-407-5122


Degrees and Certifications:

B.F.A Art Education, Certification for Secondary Art Education, University of Illinois at Chicago M.S. Art Education, Northern Illinois University

Mrs. Summer Rio

I always knew I wanted to be an Art Teacher.  In 2001, I began teaching in the Fine Arts Department at Notre Dame High School in Chicago, IL.  From 2002-2011 I taught Art and Ceramic classes at Morton West High School in Berwyn, IL.  Now in the Humanities Department at RHS, I have taught a variety of Art, Ceramics, AP Art History and Photography classes. Prior to teaching, I graduated High School from Glenbard West High School, Glen Ellyn, IL. Upon graduation, I attended University of Illinois at Chicago where I earned my B.F.A in Art Education and my Secondary Teaching Certificate, graduating with honors. I continued my education at Northern Illinois University, where I earned a Master's of Science in Art Education.  I have also been an a teaching artist for the Hyde Park Art Center and Triton College.