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Local language instructor Modica earns national honor

Local Italian instructor Cristina Modica was among four educators honored last year by the Italian Language Foundation. Bilingual from childhood, Modica studied Italian at the Italian Cultural Center in Stone Park throughout elementary school. She took language classes in high school, and majored in Italian and international business at Dominican University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree. Modica taught Italian at the cultural center while earning her master’s degree in teaching with a concentration in English and world language methodology from DePaul University. She has been teaching Italian at Maine South High School in Park Ridge for more than 20 …

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