Hello Families!
    A little about me. I received my undergraduate degree at Northeastern Illinois University and earned a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction at Concondia University. I began my career here at Gemini in 2001. I am a strong advocate for student centered learning, collaboration, lessons using the inquiry design model, advancing literacy through document based questions, as well as having students show their creativity through a variety of projects that we will be doing throughout the year.
    Outside of school, I enjoy exercising daily, reading ancient history, and spending time with my two wonderful children. 
    Feel free to contact me at any time:
    Instructor: George Ballas (Hercules Team)
     Phone: 847-493-8483 ext 8483
    Email: gballas@emsd63.org
Family photo in Greece 2018