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Antonina Campisciano Ungaro has been an Italian teacher for more than 23 years, having started her career teaching at the university level. She has a bachelor's degree in Italian from DePaul University, a master's degree in Italian from the University of Connecticut and has completed Ph.D. coursework in Italian at the University of Chicago. She currently teaches Italian and Spanish at Maine East High School, is the World Languages and ELL Departmental instructional coach and leads professional development for teachers within the district. Toni is a long-time member of the Fra Noi family.

Maine East Italian students take culinary voyage

“Unforgettable”, “exciting”, “informative” and “fun” are several adjectives Maine East Italian 1-4 students used to describe their field trip to Barilla (the number one pasta company in America) at their North American Headquarters in Northbrook. As an Italian teacher, I wanted to provide students with an opportunity that would highlight how knowing and using Italian can help them in the professional world. So, I contacted Mrs. Wilkens, one of our Career Pathways coordinators, to help me plan this trip and she helped establish the relationship and organize the field trip with our class goals in mind. Immediately upon arriving on ...

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