Dr. Kathleen Clesson, NCBT

British Literature and Creative Writing

I spent the bulk of my career at the laboratory schools of Illinois State University, the last 18 years as chair of the English department at University High School. I have been with IVS (and IVHS before it) since its first full year.

I am passionate about my subject area and I love sharing those things with others. And like everyone else here at IVS, I wanted to make a difference.

Favorite Quote: "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." — William Butler Yeats