Faculty members Annmarie Michol and Jeana Page will co-coordinate the De La Salle Collegiate International Baccalaureate (IB) Program during the 2020-2021 school year.
“De La Salle is blessed to have such dedicated and experienced faculty members step up to lead the IB program,” said Principal Brother Ken Kalinowski. “We know of their work ethic and have trust in their ability to steer the IB program.”
Michol, who teaches freshmen and sophomores in addition to IB seniors, will handle the second-semester paperwork associated with IB. She is in charge of the Extended Essay component of the IB program.
Page also teaches freshmen and sophomores and teaches the IB juniors.
Aaron Wladischkin is taking on the Theory of Knowledge class, which aims to make students aware of the interpretative nature of knowledge. He also teaches the two-year History of the Americas IB course.
Andrew Campbell continues his work as the IB Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS) Coordinator, ensuring all IB students fulfill the CAS component of the program.
“CAS allows students the opportunity to not only earn credit for their life experiences, but it also provides them with an opportunity to connect classroom learning with personalized experiences,” Campbell said. “CAS projects have led to lifelong learning and guided students in planning for their future. Some projects have become careers.”
As the paperwork involved with IB is extensive, student-teacher Ben Westphal, DLS ‘16, currently student teaching with Michol, will stay on for the second semester to teach part-time in the English Department. Westphal is scheduled to graduate from the University of Detroit Mercy in December 2020.