Mrs. Gabric  
School phone 630-570-8507 
Office Room 185
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Mrs. Gabric's Philosophy & Goals to Improve Student Learning




MS Biology, 1985

    Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

    Thesis title: The Bat Pollination Syndrome

BA Zoology, cum laude ,1982

    DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana



Teacher, Hinsdale Central High School, Hinsdale, Illinois

August 1988 - Present

Courses taught: general biology, biology, honors biology

School involvement: Science Olympiad coach 2001-2009, 2012-present; chairman of the Professional excellence committee; girls' Varsity volleyball coach; girls' Sophomore volleyball coach; presenter for collegial coaching class for teachers on Learning Styles; presenter for collegial coaching class for teachers on Multiple Intelligences; presenter for collegial coaching class for teachers on Problem Based Learning in association with IMSA; member of the technology committee; member of the Math/Science Visualization team, GK-12 research grant from the NSF, Smithsonian research grant, pilot teacher in the tablet initiative.


Teacher, Waukegan West High School, Waukegan, Illinois

August 1985 - 1988

Courses taught: general Biology, International Studies Program biology

School involvement: girls' Varsity volleyball coach; girls' Junior Varsity volleyball coach, boys' Varsity volleyball coach, girls' seventh grade basketball coach; coordinator for aerobic weight lifting program for athletes not in season; assistant science coach for Academic Decathlon; organizer and sponsor of the Science and Computer Club.


Graduate Teaching Assistant, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

August 1983 - May 1985

Functional Anatomy and Introductory Botany







·     Gabric, Kathleen. Bioinformatics, collaboration, and lifelong learning.  2006.  Focus on Microbiology Education. 12(3):2-3.  (Quick link)





    National Science Teachers’ Association

    Illinois Science Teachers’ Association

    National Association of Biology Teachers

    Illinois Association of Biology Teacher

    Midwest Pond and Koi Society

    National Education Association

    Illinois Education Association