Gordon McKavanagh


I have earned a Bachelor's Degree from Illinois State University and a Master's Degree from Western Illinois University in addition to teaching endorsements from the University of Saint Francis. With ongoing 12 years in education, I work full-time at Rochester High School (Rochester, IL) in secondary Special Education as well as part-time here at Illinois Virtual School in Social Studies. In the past, I have worked in higher education at Lincoln Land Community College (Springfield, IL) as an adjunct professor in History/Social Sciences.

I believe every student has the potential to learn in a safe, respectful, and quality environment. As a teacher, I work every single day to instill in students the necessary skills and intellect to function as a positive contributing member in the global society of today.

Favorite Quote: "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. Never again can we afford to live with the narrow, provincial 'outside agitator' idea. Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider anywhere within its bounds." -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.