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Chris Somers

Theology and Social Science Teacher 

Chris began his career at Newman as a Student Teaching assignment through Mount St. Clare College in 2000.  He graduated as a Bonaventure Scholar and Magna Cum Laude. At that time, Chris was not planning to remain at Newman, but admits he now couldn't imagine himself teaching elsewhere. Chris has a double license in education (both in the States of Illinois and Iowa) and he has received a Certificate of Completion from the Diocese of Rockford in the Catechists, both levels I and II.  Chris completed the training and certification of "Illinois School and Campus Safety Program" Spring 2018 at SVCC.  In addition, he completed the "Exodus 90" pilgrimage through the St. Patrick's Parish in Dixon December 2018.

Chris currently teaches religion while also helping with Kairos, concessions, and with football games. Previously, he has held positions as Department Head and as a BLIND Leader.