Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Mathematics Master of Secondary Education

Mrs. Teper-Dillard

I was born and raised in Poland. Before I ended up settling in Chicago, I traveled through Europe and Asia. I have been to China, Mongolia, Russia, Italy, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic and England. In my free time, I love reading, and being physically active. I ski, bike, swim and run long distance. I finished the Chicago Marathon, the Fox Valley Marathon,  a couple of Half-Marathons and many shorter races. In the summer of 2017,  I participated in 70.3 miles Iron Man triathlon in Michigan. Currently, I live in Woodrigde, IL with my husband and three children.
My philosophy on teaching and learning :)
       I am a long-life learner.  Discovering new knowledge (in any subject) is fascinating and rewards us with
a broader and more informative point of view. Being exposed to wider range of experiences gives us an edge in life. Although grades we earn throughout our education do not communicate the whole story about who we are, they are good indicators of many attributes and skills we have accomplished: perseverance, fortitude, hard, consistent work, collaboration, reflection on our own mistakes and yes, humbleness. I truly believe in Aristotle's quote: "The more you know, the more you know you don't know". Moreover, to reach a goal, vision is important, but even more so are the small, incremental steps we take every day. Therefore, in my classes, I expect my students to explore and push the boundaries of what they think they can do and to show the drive to accomplish what they strive for.