Summer Program instructors are qualified, credentialed teachers or professionals in their field who understand the nature of learning and are dedicated to teaching or coaching. Support staff members are nurturing, caring college students and adults. We use certified/accredited staff for specialized instruction. All staff members subject to reference, drug and background checks. CPR/AED and first aid instruction is provided.
Elgin Academy is a place where every student is valued and celebrated for who they are as individuals. As a member of this amazing community, my priory is to support our students' educational experience through summer programing, the website, events, and fundraising. I am truly grateful to be a part of the EA community.
- Tanya Moore
Coordinating the summer camp programs at EA offers me the opportunity to engage with families, students and colleagues from a diverse culture. I enjoy being part of this wonderful campus and making our summer programs an enjoyable experience for both current and new families. I believe summer programs allow students the opportunity to build confidence and explore new skills in an enjoyable environment.
- Joanne Ziebell
It’s not about how big or small are mistakes are, but how we correct them that define us. Life is full of choices that can lend itself to teaching opportunities. As a teacher I feel part of my job is to help students become equipped with the right tools, knowledge, and characteristics to grow both personally and academically in any situation. Elgin Academy naturally offers me the opportunity to teach in this way, which is inspiring.
- Trisha Shrum
I want to increase the number of students that choose STEM as a career option. I tie in real world application to what they learn so students can see the relevance of their projects to everyday life. It helps them think positively about math and science.
- Lydia Gillus
Attending Beloit College - Computer Science, Math
As a student at EA I enjoyed volunteering in the Summer Program. I'm excited to return and work as a Camp Counselor this year."
- Ethan Moore '20
Attending Knox College - Theater, Art, and Music
I started in theater at a very young age and I thrived from the support I received. I want to give back and encourage young artists to purse their creative endeavors on the stage and beyond.
- Teagan Moore '18
Masters of Science, University of Edinburgh in Scotland
There's an inherent joy in learning that's different for everyone. My goal as a teacher is to help each student find that joy as they grow as both life-long learners and persons.
- Kyle Spencer
Erin Van Horne
Master of Education, DePaul University
The classroom opens up the world to students. It allows them to experience culture, love and loss in an environment free of judgement. My classroom embraces personal expression that allows the personalities and passions of every student to flourish.
- Erin Van Horne
Masters of Arts, VanderCook College of Music
Music students should learn how to become independent musicians, and lifelong music lovers. My personal goal is to impart my knowledge and enthusiasm for music in the students I have been given the privilege to teach..
- Brian Wrightson