Thornton Township High Schools District 205

Preparing all District 205 Students to be Competitive Leaders in our Global Society

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) offers a continuum of international education. The programme encourage both personal and academic achievement, challenging students to excel in their studies and in their personal development.
IB’s Mission
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) aims to do more than other curricula by developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to succeed. Students will help to build a better world through intercultural understanding and respect. 
The IB is different from other curricula because it:
  • Encourages students to think critically and challenge what they are told and is independent of governments and national systems, and therefore able to incorporate best practice from a range of international frameworks and curricula 
  • Encourages students to consider both their local and international environment.

District 205
Students at IB World Schools are given a unique education. They will:

  • be encouraged to think independently and drive their own learning
  • take part in programs of education that can lead them to some of the highest ranking universities around the world
  • become more culturally aware, through the development of a second language
  • be able to engage with people in an increasingly globalized, rapidly changing world.

IB Authorization Ceremony

IB Staff

Name Title School Email
Fickes, Brett Curriculum & Instruction Director International Baccalaureate Programme Director District Office
Ablin, Brad International Baccalaureate Programme Coordinator Thornton
Conry, Leo International Baccalaureate Programme Coordinator Thornridge
McNaughton-Nerius, Nora International Baccalaureate Programme Coordinator Thornridge
DeYoung, Andrea International Baccalaureate Programme Coordinator Thornwood
Russell, Wanda International Baccalaureate Programme Administrator Thornton
Beilfuss, Bradley International Baccalaureate Programme Administrator Thornridge
Hock, Kelly International Baccalaureate Programme Administrator Thornwood

IB Teachers

Name School Email
Carlson, Carrie Thornton
Comiskey-Herrera, Dana Thornton
Dominik, Daniel Thornton
Fricke, Deborah Thornton
Graham, Michelle Thornton
Lee, Sandra Thornton
Lewis, Jalanii Thornton
Martikean, Carl Thornton
Mitidiero, Lee Thornton
Olson, Devin Thornton
Ornelas, Anna Thornton
Sieber, Randal Thornton
Tarala, Nicholas Thornton