Phone: 847-986-2517


Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Elementary Education BS in Special Education, LD, BD, EMH Illinois LBS1 Certification MA in Special Education

Mrs. Karen Schreck

ELP High School Classroom:
My name is Karen Schreck and I have a class full of Schreck Adventurers!  I have the assistance of two wonderful paraprofessionals and together, we run a high school classroom that is preparing our students for independence as much as possible and life after school ends.  We use News-2-You to read a newspaper about a topic or current event going on that is of interest to our students.  We watch 10 minutes of CNN Student News on a regular basis to see what is happening in the world and to vote on the top humanitarian in a special segment.  We enjoy sharing with one another Roving Reporter on Wednesdays with articles in Sports, Entertainment and World news.  We use the Unique Curriculum to meet individual needs of each student and learn in science, social studies, math, and reading comprehension.  We also participate in work/voc groups to build age-appropriate work skills and choice groups to serve all students giving them opportunities to make choices, socialize, and develop their special interests.  We promote communication through the use of computers, speech generating devices, switches, communication devices and eye gaze.  We enjoy exploring different adaptive technology and equipment to enable each student to have more control over the world around them.  We have lots of switch-adapted devices that students can enjoy during activities and rec/leisure periods.  We love to do creative activities and games with social interaction.  We do weekend review speeches every Monday during virtual learning.  Approximately once a week, we go on a Virtual Field Trips to apply skills learned in the classroom which are usually related to the curriculum topic of the month.  We enjoy learning and sharing with others.  Welcome and thank you for visiting our page.