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Teaching Background
  • I am starting my eleventh year of teaching; this is my eighth year at Marengo High School. I taught a year of special education at the middle school that I attended growing up. My first two years of official teaching were at West Aurora high school. I have been volunteering and substituting at various schools since I was a sophomore in high school. I earned my Master's degree in Educational Technology from American College of Education. I attended Eastern Illinois University for my Bachelor's degree in Special Education.  
Personal Background
  • I have been married to my wife (Nicole) for nine years. We have two sons. My oldest son (Dominic) is starting sixth grade and my younger son (Benjamin) is starting preschool. I enjoy being outdoors as much as possible. I fill my free-time with hiking, swimming, sports, organized events (triathlons, 5k-15k, obstacle courses) camping or anything else that is engaging, with my family and outside. 

Contact Information
  • Phone: 815.568.6511 (2209)
  • Email: garrarda@mchs154.org