Phone: 847-675-8240 (#3888)


Degrees and Certifications:

A.S. General Arts and Sciences B.A. Secondary Education and History Endorsements in language arts, middle school, anthropology, and sociology

Mrs. Candace Forsell

Welcome to 6th-grade social studies! 

I'm so excited to be your teacher this year!  I have always had a passion for learning about history and our shared past. While attending college at SMU in Missouri, I was a business major and looked forward to opening up a restaurant one day. After several courses, I realized that although I loved cooking, working with students is where my real passion was, so I quickly changed gears. I moved back to Chicago and enrolled at Northeastern Illinois University where I graduated with bachelor's degrees in secondary education and history. In addition, I received endorsements in middle school, language arts, anthropology, and sociology.


2020-2021 was my first year working as a social studies teacher. I have spent the past decade working in education in various roles. Most recently, I have worked as District 74's cadre teacher at Lincoln Hall for the past two years.  During this time I have covered various long-term leaves in chemistry, physics, food science, algebra, humanities, and P.E. These experiences have helped me develop into a well-rounded teacher who truly understands what is expected of our middle school students. In my opinion, middle school is the best time period to teach and interact with students. I look forward to meeting my future students and taking a journey together into the distant past!