Staff Bios

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    Mike Albiniak began his teaching career at Naperville Central in 2000. He earned his B.A. in History with a Secondary Education minor from North Central College and was also awarded an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from the same institution. At Central, he has taught US History, Military History, Decades: 50’s, 60’s 70’s, 20th and World History Ancient and 20th Century.

    Samantha Allen earned her Bachelor’s degree in History and Secondary Education from Washington University in St. Louis. She previously taught at Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox. Samantha began teaching at Naperville Central in 2017, and is currently teaching World Cultures as well as Ancient & Medieval History.

    David Ashton earned his undergraduate degree from North Central College in 2005. Thereafter, he earned a Master’s degree from Benedictine University in Administration in 2008 and second from National Louis University in Curriculum and Instruction in 2010. Mr. Ashton has taught World Cultures, Fundamentals of US History, US History, Comparative Religions and currently teaches Economics and AP Economics.

    Mike Bochenski earned his degree in American Government and Politics from St. John’s University and went on to earn a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from North Central College. Since 1996, he has taught American Government at all levels including AP, US and 20th Century History and International Relations. He currently sponsors Model UN and History club.

    Seth Brady holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Illinois. He earned his B.A. in Philosophy and in Anthropology and an M.S. in Kinesiology: Social Science of Physical Activity. In addition, he holds an M.A. in Social Science from the University of Chicago. A department member since 2004, Mr. Brady teaches Comparative Religions, Humanities Capstone, Peace and Conflict Studies, and Sociology and is a member of District 203's Illinois Global Scholar Certificate Committee.

    Edwin Bucz entered the teaching profession after several years in the IT industry. He graduated from Trinity Christian College with a Bachelor’s degree in Education with a minor in History (with certification). He has taught at Plainfield East and Naperville North High Schools. In his third year at NCHS, Mr. Bucz has taught US and World History, Sociology, Psychology, American Government, World Cultures, Military History, Economics, US History Fundamentals, Urban History and Minorities in American Society.

    Georganne Gabrielli earned her B.S. degree, in Social Sciences/Secondary Education from the College of Saint Benedict in 1992, and her M.A.in Curriculum and Instructions from the University of Minnesota in 2002. Georganne currently teaches United States History, World Cultures, and eLo US History.

    Lynne Hanley has B.A. in History and English Literature from Illinois Wesleyan University and an M.A. in Comparative Politics from Loyola University. She started at NCHS in 2005, and teaches World Cultures, U.S. History, and AP World History. .

    Todd Holmberg earned his History and Education degree from Illinois State University in 1992. Since 1993, he has taught Cultures of the World, Fundamentals of United States History and Cultural Anthropology at NCHS. In 1997, he earned his Master’s Degree in Administration and Leadership from North Central College. Since 2003, Mr. Holmberg has also served as the Technology Integration Specialist for the Social Studies Department.

    Katharina Linder is the Instructional Coordinator of the Social Studies Department. She earned her undergraduate degree in History and Comparative Literature from Loyola University. Mrs. Linder was also awarded M.A. (History) and M.Ed. degrees from Loyola. An ABD in Educational Leadership and Policy, she has been on staff at Central since 1989 and currently teaches AP World History, Humanities and World History.

    Robert Lugiai earned a Bachelor's of Science in History and Secondary Education degree from Bradley University. An NCHS alum, he has been teaching since 2015 and is member of the World Cultures and U.S. History teams.

    Donna Mohn earned her Bachelor Degree in History from Point Park College in Pittsburgh, PA in 1992. In 1999, she earned her certification in education. Since 1999, she has taught Cultures of the World, American Government, Fundamentals of American Government, and American Problems and the Law at NCHS. In 2009, she earned her Masters of Education Leadership and Administration from Benedictine University. Since 2010, Ms. Mohn has been co-advisor for the district Youth and Government program and also serves as co-coordinator for Link Crew.
     
    Miguel Silva graduated from Lewis University with a degree in History and Secondary Education with a minor in Mathematics. He started teaching at Naperville Central in 2017. He teaches American Government, U.S. History, and World Cultures.

    Randy Smith earned his B.A. in geography and history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1989 and earned his Ed.M. in Curriculum and Instruction from there in 1991. For 10 years he taught at Providence-St. Mel School in Chicago, serving in a variety of roles (teacher, department chair, high school director, college counselor, and director of summer school). He began teaching at Naperville Central in 2002 and presently teaches A.P. U.S. Government and Politics, American Government, and A.P. Human Geography. Mr. Smith serves as the Head Coach of the Congressional Debate Team.

    Steve Stack earned his History/Social Studies and Secondary Education degrees from North Central College in 2010. Since 2013, he has taught World Cultures and United States History at Naperville Central. He received his Master’s Degrees in Curriculum and Instruction (2015) and Educational Technology (2017) from Concordia University Chicago.

    Jane Thompson earned her Bachelor’s degree in history and education degree at Indiana University in 1985 and a Master’s degree in U.S. History from the University of Illinois in 1993. Jane taught in England in 1985-86 on scholarship at Bristol University. She came to Naperville Central in 1986 where she has been ever since. While at Central she has taught, Civics in American Society, Minorities in American Society, Comparative Religions, International Relations, Military History, Special Topics: Decades- America 1950s, 60s and 70s, U.S. History and AP U.S. History

    Cindy Tilt earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences Education from Illinois State University in 1988. In 1992, she earned her Master’s Degree in U.S. History from Northern Illinois University where she served as a Graduate Assistant. Since starting at Naperville Central in 1994, she has taught Cultures, American Government, U.S. History, Modern European History, and International Relations. She currently teaches Sociology, Psychology and AP Psychology.
     
    Mike Ulreich is entering his 11th year as an educator at Naperville Central High School. A 2004 alumni of North Central College in Naperville, he is currently finishing his Master’s degree in Teaching American History and Government at Ashland University, Ohio. Mr. Ulreich teaches American Studies, AP U.S. History and World History.

    Michael Wilson received his education and social studies degrees from North Central College in 2006. Since 2007, Mr. Wilson has taught United States History, Cultures of the World, Contemporary Legal Issues, American Government, and Comparative Religions at NCHS. Mr. Wilson has a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, his Type 75 certificate in Administration, and is currently writing his dissertation for his Doctorate in Educational Leadership.
     
    Matt Zieman holds an M.S.Ed. in Instructional Technology from Northern Illinois University. In 2011, he earned his B.A in History degree from the University of Illinois, graduating Summa Cum Laude. A 2006 NCHS alumnus, he returned to teach at Naperville Central in 2016, after spending six years in the classroom at Hononegah High School in Rockton, Illinois and Naperville’s own Washington Jr. High School. He has taught American Government, United States History, World Cultures, Psychology, AP Psychology, and AP US Government & Politics. In addition to teaching, he also enjoys coaching bowling at NCHS.

    Letitia Zwickert has been a teacher at NCHS since 2008. Mrs. Zwickert currently teaches International Relations, Minorities in American Society, and World Cultures. She holds a M.Ed. from University of Phoenix, a M.A. in International Relations from Loyola University Chicago, and a B.A. in Political Science from Illinois State University.