John Kretsos

John Kretsos has been teaching Chemistry and Physics for the past 21 years. He received his BS in Science Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and an MS in Chemistry from Northeastern Illinois University. He began his career at Carmel High School, and then moved to Antioch Community High School. For the past 13 years, he has been teaching at his alma mater, Niles North High School. John has also coached Soccer, Chess, Science Olympiad, Scholastic Bowl, and has sponsored the Chemistry club. He has also performed an annual Science Demo show with other science teachers for the community for the past 6 years. This past year, he won a Golden Apple as well as the Davidson Award for outstanding teaching in Chemistry. When he is not obsessing over school work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three boys, biking, and playing his bass guitar.