Alan B. Shepard High School

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Education Background:
My first degrees were obtained from Elmhurst College. I have a B.S. in International Business and German. At the time, I had worked three years for McDonald's Corporation in Accounting and International Restaurant Development. In 1993, I moved to Germany with my husband and spent three and a half years living in Frensdorf, Germany, the town where my husband grew up. Frensdorf is about 10 minutes from Bamberg in Bavaria. In 1997, we moved back to the USA. In 2003, I went back to school to learn Spanish. In 2004, I enrolled in a Masters in German with Teaching program at UIC. I have been teaching German since 2004. I started teaching as a T.A. at UIC for two and a half years. After earning my M.A. in German with Teaching in 2006, I taught German for a year as adjunct faculty at Lewis University. After that, I was hired at Romeoville High School, where I taught German and Spanish 1 for a year and half until my current position opened up at Shepard.I attended Shepard High School myself and took four years of German. In 2008, I replaced my former teacher who retired. I enthusiastically took over the German and German Exchange Programs and have worked at Shepard High School ever since then. 
 
Classes taught this year:
German 1
German 2
German 3
German 4AP.
 
My 2016-2017 schedule:
1st period: A225 German 1         
2nd Period: A221- FL Office  Plan Period     
3rd Period: A221 or MPR Professional Period   
4th Period: A225 German 3      
5th Period: Lunch/Cafeteria
6th Period: A225 German 4AP
7th Period: A225 German 1
8th Period: A225 German 2 
 
Club Sponsor:
German Club
German Exchange Club (GAPP) 
 
Retake Policy:
Students are provided opportunities to make up their homework on a regular basis. Students are encouraged to retake assessments (both quizzes and CUAs/IPAs [Integrated Performance Assessments])
In order to retake an assessment, students should see me within one week of receiving the grade on the assessment. We will then create a study plan and set a date for the retake. 
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hestiate to contact me. jennifer.fischer@chsd218.org or (708) 371-1111 x3073