Welcome Gemini Middle School students and families! My name is John Rey. I am currently one of the resource special education teachers for the upcoming 2019/2020 school year. I have had 6 years prior expierence in special education, however this is my first year at Gemini Middle School. I have taught grades 6-12 in various environments, and currently teach the extended school year Life Skills program at Maine East High School. I have obtained my bacherlor's degree as a learning behavior specalist from Western Iliinois University in Macomb in 2013. I am currently working towards my masters in educational leadership with the principal endorsment through Northeastern Illinois University and will graduate in 2020. As a a child, I grew up in Des Plaines, and attended various schools in the area. I look forward to giving back to the community and it's diversity this year as an educator in the area. While teaching plays a huge role in my life, I have many interests outside of the classroom. I have coached various sports such as girls basketball, boys basketball, girls volleyball, and boys baseball. Sports play a big role in my life. In my free time you can find me watching the White Sox, Bears, Blackhawks, and Bulls. I enjoy taking vactaions, and fishing during down time. Any questions? Don't hesitate to reach out.