Degrees and Certifications:

BA in History from the University of Illinois BA in Education from Illinois State University MA in Education - Curriculum and Instruction from National Louis University

Mr. Nathan Sweeney

Hello!  My name is Nathan Sweeney.  My wife Jennifer is also in education.  She teaches English at Adlai Stevenson in Lincolnshire.  We have 2 children ages 15 and 9.  We have built a happy life in Grayslake.  We're fortunate to be at great schools with supportive communities and engaged students.  

I am starting my 20th year at Highland Park High School.  I teach all things American History including AP US History, Regular US History, and American Studies.  I am passionate about teaching US History and I seek to challenge the preconceptions students may have about America's past.  I believe that communication is very important and thus I use the Remind App with my students to remind them of daily assignments and upcoming due dates for papers, projects and exam dates.  I have fully embraced the new Schoology Learning Managment System and use it not only for a gradebook, but also to communicate homework assignments and warehouse what we do in class on a daily basis.  If you want to know what is going on in your child's US History class check out Schoology.  Know that they ALWAYS can know what they have missed in class (if absent), and what assignments and/or tests are coming soon.