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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 June 2019)

STEAM Faculty

Mr. Jonathan Braun

Mr. Jonathan Braun

Department Chair - STEAM, Music Director - Band, Choir
B.A., DePaul University
STEAM, Fine Arts
Mr. Steve Darschewski

Mr. Steve Darschewski

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Teacher - STEAM, eSports Coach
B.A., Elmhurst College
M.A., Boise State
STEAM
Mr. Craig Bryant

Mr. Craig Bryant

Department Chair - Fine Arts, Teacher - English, Theater
B.A., Northeastern Illinois University
B.F.A, New York University
M.F.A, New York University
STEAM, English, Fine Arts
Ms. Lauri Feldshriber

Ms. Lauri Feldshriber

Teacher - Art
B.F.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.F.A., Vermont College of Art
STEAM, Fine Arts
Mr. Jonathan Moeller

Mr. Jonathan Moeller

Teacher - Film & Media Arts
B.A., University of New Orleans
M.F.A., Columbia College Chicago
STEAM, Fine Arts
Ms. Patty Okulinksi

Ms. Patty Okulinksi

Teacher - Botany, Sculpture
BFA
STEAM
Mr. Miguel Salazar

Mr. Miguel Salazar

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

Mr. Elliot Zimmer

Teacher - Engineering, Wrestling Coach
B.A., St. Joseph's College
STEAM