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STEAM & Arts

The STEAM Department (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math) is comprised of instruction in visual arts, media arts, theater, music, engineering, design and computer science. The Department adopts an interdisciplinary approach to learning that develops critical thinking and creativity using state of the art technology, fully equipped art and sculpture studio, engineering and fabrication lab, computer science lab and music studio. Students will create their own projects in robotics, visual and fine arts, documentary film, computer programming, engineering and design. Beginning with freshman year, all students are required to take a full year of coursework in STEAM which can be followed by electives within individual disciplines in sophomore, junior and senior years.

(revised February 2021)

STEAM Faculty

Mr. Jonathan Braun

Mr. Jonathan Braun

STEAM Department Chair, Music Director
B.A., DePaul University
STEAM, Fine Arts
Mr. Craig Bryant

Mr. Craig Bryant

English & Theatre Teacher, Theater Society Director
B.A., Northeastern Illinois University
B.F.A, New York University
M.F.A, New York University
STEAM, English, Fine Arts
Mr. Matthew Des Biens

Mr. Matthew Des Biens

STEAM Teacher
STEAM
Mrs. Melissa Flynn

Mrs. Melissa Flynn

Botany Teacher
STEAM
Mr. Jonathan Moeller

Mr. Jonathan Moeller

STEAM - Film & Media Arts Teacher, Cup of Joe Moderator
B.A., University of New Orleans
M.F.A., Columbia College Chicago
STEAM, Fine Arts
Mrs. Patty Okulinski-Reyes

Mrs. Patty Okulinski-Reyes

STEAM - Art Teacher
BFA
STEAM
Mr. Miguel Salazar

Mr. Miguel Salazar

STEAM - Computer Science Teacher
B.S., University of Utah
STEAM