Continuing Education Instructors

Meet the dedicated, talented instructors teaching Continuing Education courses at Kishwaukee College…

Dawn Andermann has an M.S. in classroom teaching from Michigan State University. She has been teaching at the elementary level for over 20 years.

John Boesche is a Kishwaukee College Diesel Power Technology instructor and a certified industrial lift truck trainer since 1993.

Sharon Bergstrom has been teaching ballroom dance at area community colleges since 2003.

Mark Engel is a Kishwaukee College Diesel Power Technology instructor.

Bob Fleury is a former high school golf coach and owner of Coach Fleury’s Golf Center in Kirkland.

Don Flink is a Kishwaukee College Diesel Power Technology instructor.

Traci Gardner has been dancing since 2000 with Isis Panthea of Downers Grove and teaching since 2003. Traci also teaches at Beth Fowler School of Dance.

Tim Griffin began practicing daily mediation in 1973 and T’ai ChiCh'uan in 1998. He teaches Chi Gung breathing exercises andT'aiChiCh'uan as an aid to the development and maintenance of physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Tim Griffin has also taught numerous classes and workshops on meditative philosophies and techniques at various institutions.

Mary Hallock is a Community Relations Specialist with the Service in the Neighborhood Program of BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois. She received her Bachelor’s degree from NIU and has an extensive background in the insurance and healthcare management fields.

Tonya Hardy was an art student and a ceramics lab assistant at Kishwaukee College. She teaches art classes at Kishwaukee College and other community based art organizations.

Christy Klein was the owner/operator of Glass Gardens, Inc. in Sycamore. She has skills in stained glass, glass fusing, bead making, and mosaics.

Leeann Medenhall is has a M.A. in Spanish and a M.S. Ed. in Literacy Instruction with a focus on ESL from NIU. She is currently in employed as on ESL teacher in Genoa Kingston school district.

Carl Mook is an investment advisor representative with Sigma Planning Corporation, a registered investment advisor.

Diane Morlan learned to crochet when she was only eight years old. She has taught crochet classes at Michael's Arts & Crafts stores in Minnesota and Illinois for over six years and has won ribbons at the Sandwich Fair for her crochet projects.

Diane Morlan is co-owner of the publishing company, Cozy Cat Press which uses internet Web sites to print and distribute Cozy Cat mysteries. She is author of Too Dead to Dance and Shake Down Dead.

Pat Olson coordinates the Kishwaukee College Literacy Program. She has taught beginning through advanced ESL classes for Waubonsee and Kishwaukee Colleges—including Pronunciation, Advanced Grammar, and Advanced Expression. She also taught middle school and high school English for the Kaneland and Sterling school districts for five years.

Christine Peterson has been line dancing since 1992 and has taught line dancing classes at park districts, churches, corporate parties, and clubs.

Susan Powell is an artist and graphic designer working in DeKalb and the Fox Valley area since 2004. She graduated from NIU with an M.S. in art education and has worked as a commercial photographer.

Carla Raynor is the Family Literacy Coordinator at Kishwaukee College. She has a B.A. in visual communications from Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana and a B.S. in elementary education from NIU. Carla has presented at the local, state, regional, and national level at various educational conferences.

Debbie Rock of Rock Farms has been making her own soap, household cleaning and personal care products for several years. She sells her high-end goat milk soaps in several local retails shops and through her website.

Barb Retondo is an Illinois certified nursery professional and has taught sessions for over four years at the annual spring Gardeners' Pathway workshop held at Kishwaukee College. She is an experienced gardener and co-owner of The Garden Market in Sycamore.

Todd Volker is an experienced musician withtwo years ofukulele instruction and many years of guitar playing in a bluegrass and rock bands. A simple passion for a simple instrument has led him to teach ukulele to others.

Elizabeth Wolden has been knitting since 2002. During that time she has lead many classes and has taught dozens of people how to knit, or how to be better knitters. Ms. Wolden also has a B.A. in art from NIU.

Abed Zantout is an engineer with many years of experience in computer use and training. He has trained employees and installed hardware and software for various companies.

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