Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Beth Ahlgrim


I have been teaching English since 1985.  I have taught all high school grade levels as well as college and graduate school levels.  Prior to joining HPHS, I was the English Department Chair at Deerfield High School.  I came to Deerfield from Stevenson High School, where I taught for 7 years. I have also published a book for English teachers, Literature Activities Teen Actually Love, and I wrote a chapter for Digital Literacies 2.0. I earned a BA in English from St Mary's College, MN; an MA in English from DePaul Univeristy, Chicago, IL; an MA in Education Leadership from Northeastern Iliinois Univeristy.  I am a National Board Certified Teacher.


I am thrilled to be a Giant!