OLCHS welcomes its new Fine Arts Department Chair and English teacher Eric Kallenborn. Eric teaches English I and Literary Expressions and is currently working on his teaching endorsement in art. Eric attended DePaul University, Moraine Valley Community College and Governors State University. He has two M.A. degrees: one in English and one in administration. In the past Eric has coached speech, group interpretation and chess as well as co-founding a Game Club and Improv Team. Eric has curated programming and presented at educational and comic/pop culture conventions, specializing in bringing comics, pop culture, and gamification to education.
In his short time as a Spartan, Eric says the staff has been amazingly helpful and supportive. He hopes to create a graphic novel course that works to create a yearly comic based on a student-chosen theme. His goal is for the comic to be published by an in-house publishing house called Spartan Press.