Andrea Hetzke, LIS
(Library Information Specialist)
I have been a classroom teacher, and now I am a school librarian / LIS (Library Information Specialist). Each year I find new ways to make learning fun and increase student involvement with the school library. I hope to make this year even better, and with your participation, it will be! I hope you find this website useful, and I hope to hear from you!
Before I came to Park Ridge, I was a teacher and a librarian in the Chicago Public Schools.
Here are some of the things I was involved with there:
Chicago Public Schools Library Curriculum Development Team
Traveled to Kenya and Mongolia for a class on Scientific Inquiry & created an inquiry unit with a leopard gecko.
Written curriculum units for Brookfield Zoo, 2009.
Had an article published in Faces Magazine, October 2009.
Won first place in Johnson & Johnson’s Good Night Moon story writing contest, 2007.
Book Club Teacher Sponsor
There’s nothing like a book club to instill a love of reading and generate excitement about books. Book clubs can also inspire creativity, foster camaraderie among students and encourage them to think critically about what they are reading in a nonacademic, noncompetitive environment. Clubs that enjoy success of this magnitude are built on a strong foundation of commitment from their facilitators, but they also function so well because they keep students coming back for more! Book Club presents 25 tried-and-true activities designed to make book club meetings—and students—shine. Activities are budget-friendly, easily implemented, flexible and applicable to nearly any book you and your students are reading. From Book Club Basics to The World’s Smallest Book Review, this book covers all the bases. So grab your books, gather your students and join the club!
- Grades 2-6
- By Andrea Hetzke
- 56 pp.
- ISBN 978-1-60213-055-5 2011
Good Morning Mongolia
Faces, October 2009 by Andrea Hetzke
Summary: The article provides the personal profile of a 16 year old child, Shagdarsuren Noninzul or Zulaa. As stated, Zulaa begins her day at a Mongolian public radio station as a volunteer correspondent. Zulaa first became involved with the public radio in 2005 when she was interviewed about her involvement in her school's Olympiad contest. Zulaa wants to make a difference in the lives of the children throughout Mongolia through her radio program. Zulaa has also co-hosted a one day radio workshop.
Franklin School Teacher Andrea Hetzke Awarded 2010 Hendee Rotary Scholarship
May 24, 2010
The Rotary Club of Park Ridge has named Andrea Hetzke the recipient of the 2010 Raymond E. Hendee Rotary Scholarship. Ms. Hetzke is the director of the Learning Resource Center at Franklin School, which serves students in grades K-5. She will use the $1,000 scholarship to travel to Kenya to study first-hand the community-based conservation concepts and practices at the African Conservation Centre, which focuses on human-wildlife coexistence. Franklin Principal Dan Walsh will accompany Ms. Hetzke to the Rotary Club meeting on Wednesday, May 26, where she will accept her award.
“Ms. Hetzke’s proposal for an international study experience was selected, because it would be closely in keeping with Dr. Hendee’s interest in supporting professional development for teachers as well as Rotary’s international interest,” according to Rotarian Anna Rybak, who
chaired the review committee.
The Rotary Club of Park Ridge presents the scholarship annually in memory of the late Dr. Hendee, who was Superintendent of School District 64 from 1970 until his retirement in 1990.
The award honors his dedication to young people and education, his support of the teaching
staff, and his lifelong commitment to serving others as a Park Ridge Rotarian for 32 years.
Applicants must be teachers in District 64 and their coursework must directly relate to their