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Teresa (Terry ) JoAnn Kass

School/District: Lake County Tech Campus
State: Illinois
Job Title: CTE-Cosmetology Instructor

Ms. Teresa (Terry) JoAnn Kass is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Leadership Education and has a passion for the Beauty industry. She enjoys teaching her students and reinforcing their knowledge. She shares her ideas and continues to learn from her students and peers daily.

Ms. Kass fell in love with Beauty School and found that she never wanted to leave her classroom. She has been working with the Lake County Tech Campus for many years and still wants to inspire, share her knowledge, and watch her students grow into young professionals
She has been a Cosmetology Instructor at the Technology Campus for over 20 years, and over the past 5 years, has served on the Lake County High School’s Technology Campus Technology team.
Ms. Kass has also served as a peer mentor for 3 years as a Bio-Medical Instructor, Child Care Instructor, and CNA instructor.

She has done presentations at the eDynamic Learning Virtual Summit, for new eDynamic Learning Empowered Educator members and at the 2017, 2018, and 2019 Connections Conference on Professional Portfolios with the use of Google Classroom, Hierarchy of Student Talk and Classroom Management.
Ms. Kass has also presented the Hierarchy of Student Talk at the Technology Campus Institute Day for their Instructors and staff, and during a Tech Campus Institute Day she presented on the use of podcasts to enhance a lesson.

She is skilled in using Prezi, Kahoot. It!, Podcast, Google Docs, and Google Classroom. The Technology Campus utilizes Schoology as their platform and she uses AgilixBuzz for Edynamic Learning. Ms. Kass feels her skills continue to grow daily.

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