My name is Mr. Kenealy and I have been teaching at Crete-Monee High School since 2014. I received my bachelor’s degree in journalism from Eastern Illinois University, and went on to obtain my teacher’s certificate from Trinity Christian College. I have worked as part of homework lab, ACT Excel Edge, and have been the literary magazine and e-journalism club sponsor since 2015.
I became an English teacher because I love reading, writing, and learning. It is a joy to pass on that passion to my students and see the light bulb go on for them in the classroom, and share something with them that they can take with them for the rest of their lives. I strongly believe in building a culture of respect in the classroom because learning goes beyond the works of Shakespeare. Teaching a student respect for themselves and others and teaching students to build confidence is just as much the goal as building literacy and writing skills. Oftentimes, they go hand in hand. I am happy to be here and look forward to each day I get to step in my classroom.