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Vicky Gilpin
English, Speech, and Drama Teacher
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Currently, I teach Composition/Literature 1, Composition/Literature 2, dual-credit English 101, and dual-credit English 102 at Cerro Gordo High School; I've also taught Speech, Drama, Composition/Literature 3, and a modern literature course (Lit Survey) here in previous years.  I've often said, particularly to my university students, that while my career is teaching, my hobby is also teaching: While teaching full-time at Cerro Gordo High School, I have continued to take professional courses as well as working with three other campuses as a Teaching Assistant through Harvard University Extension School and an adjunct instructor at Richland Community College and Millikin University. I have a Bachelor’s degree in English and Drama with 6-12 teacher certification in both as well as gifted and dual-credit certifications, a Master’s degree in Teaching and Learning with an emphasis on curriculum and instruction, and a doctorate in Education and Leadership. In 2014, I earned a Master’s of Extension Studies in Liberal Arts in the area of Humanities with a concentration in English through Harvard University Extension School, where I was honored to receive the Thomas Small Prize. In addition, I recently earned the Certificate in Media and Technology for Education and am taking courses toward the Instructional Leadership Certificate, both through Harvard Graduate School of Education. I am also excited to dip back into the world of academic presentations at the Illinois Association of Teachers of English conference Fall 2023. When I'm not reading or doing something academic, I can be found analyzing movies, talking about vampires, in literature, eating Indian food with my husband, and covered with as many cats and dogs as I can hold. The students are well aware that if they get a new animal, I want to meet it or at least see a copious amount of pictures!




Phone: Ext. 1128 Email: Vicky Gilpin Cerro Gordo School District #100
300 E. Durfee PO Box 79 Cerro Gordo IL 61818