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    Peter Kates
    5th-6th-7th Grade
    Room 242
    Phone: 672-6542
    Let me tell you something about myself:
    Years of Teaching: 22 years
    Years Teaching in Peoria Public Schools: 22 years
    Schools Where I Have Taught: Loucks '97-'98      Lincoln '98-present.
    Subjects Taught: Special Education Inclusion/Self-Contained
    Colleges Attended: Loyola University of Chicago, Illinois State University
    Education: B.S in History, ISU, B.S. in Education, ISU, M.S. in Education, ISU.
    Subjects Certified to Teach: Special Education,  History, Geography, Civics, Reading Specialist.
    Family: Wife, Sharon, married 20 years, two sons, Dan, 15, John, 12.
    Favorite Activities: Reading history and literature; exercise, chess, model railroading.
    Favorite Novels/Short Stories:  All Quiet On The Western Front, Oliver Twist, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Short Stories of O. Henry, Crime and Punishment, War and Peace, The Brothers Karamazov,  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Great Expectations, Middlemarch, Anna Karenina, Jane Eyre, Moby Dick, The Interlopers, The Bet, The Californian's Tale.
    My Teaching Philosophy:   Help kids find their talents, gifts, and interests and develop them.  If you have genuine care for kids, they will respond to you positively.