Mr. Nathan Sweeney



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 12 and 6.  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 17th year at Highland Park High School.  I teach all things American History including AP US History, Level 2 US History, and new this year American Studies.  I am passionate about teach US History and challenging 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 use a website as well to aid with communication and to have students have a place to keep up with class even when they're absent.  This includes posting film clips that are often a part of the learning experience in my classroom.  Because of my site includes clips from historical documentaries and Hollywood films, the site isn't public, and requires a district 113 log in.