Chris Beedie

Teacher in Downers Grove, Illinois

Chris Beedie

Teacher in Downers Grove, Illinois

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Chris Beedie is a Spanish teacher at Nazareth Academy in LaGrange Park, Illinois.

During his time at Wabash, Chris was awarded the J.N. Mills Prize for writing in Religion in 2009. In 2010, Chris was highlighted as an Outstanding Future Educator by the IACTE and was the 2011 recipient of the Caleb Mills Excellence in Student Teaching award.Most recently, Chris was selected as Educator of the Year by the students and administration of Nazareth Academy for the 2015-2016 school year.

A 2007 graduate of Nazareth, Chris completed a double major in Spanish and Religion at Wabash College, with an area of concentration in Education. After graduating Maga Cum Laude in 2011, Chris pursued a specialization in Teaching and Learning Spanish at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata in La Plata, Argentina.

After briefly teaching in Indiana, Chris returned to Nazareth in the 2013-2014 school year as a Spanish and Religion teacher.

Now a full-time member of the World Languages Department, Chris is passionate about creating meaningful experiences in language learning, and in equipping his students for success in continued study of language, as well as in their ability to put their language learning to use in the real world.

In addition to his interest in teaching Spanish, Chris is deeply invested in uncovering new ways to incorporate technology in the classroom to challenge his students to continue to develop their digital competencies alongside their competencies in the classroom.

  • Education
    • Wabash College