• Mrs. Jennifer Wirtz  

    English Language Arts (ELA)
    6th Grade ELA
    Welcome to middle school!  My name is Jennifer Wirtz and I am your [student's] ELA (English/Language Arts) teacher. ELA is a block-scheduled class that teaches strategies and skills for both reading and writing. 
    I began working at Gemini Junior High School in 2005.  I earned a BA (Communication-Journalism) and a BS (Political Science-Peace Studies) from Loyola University Chicago, and an M.Ed. from DePaul University. I love to read, go on Pinterest, attend my kids' sporting events, and hang out with my family.
    I hope my passion for reading, writing and teaching always shines through!  I look forward to another great school year. 

    My contact information
    email : jwirtz@emsd63.org
    phone: 847-493-8515

    Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time via telephone or email.  However, email is the preferred form of communication during the school day.