Guest Speaker: Darien History Expert Dean Rodkin

Today our 7th graders were fortunate to have Dean Rodkin visit our classroom to present an exciting history of Darien and Illinois. Dean is a retired Eisenhower teacher and has contributed to a book on Darien history, works with the Camp Douglas Restoration Foundation, is a presenter and facilitator and the Chicago History Museum, and leads tours of Graue Mill. Dean is a genuine treasure and history expert; we’re lucky to have her share with our students and model what a historian does. She remarkably engages our students and literally has them asking her to come back for more. Exciting to see student historians recognize great teaching when they see it!

Advertisements