Degrees and Certifications:
BS Mathematics-Math Education MS Curriculum and Instruction Certifications: IL-Math 6-12; Biology 6-9 IN-Math 5-12; Biology 5-9
I am Mr. Russ LaChance. I grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago in the city of Oak Forest. I went on to earn my BS from Northern Illinois University in 1990, majoring in Math-Math Education and minoring in Biological Science, and went on to earn my MS from Northern Illinois University in 1995, earning my degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I began this amazing teaching career in the Fall of 1990. I have taught all types of math classes, from Pre-Algebra to AP Calculus. I have coached Girls' Volleyball, Boys' Volleyball, Girls' Tennis, the Speech Team, and have been an 'all-level' Girls' Bowling Coach for many years. I am currently the head Girls' Bowling Coach at Round Lake. During my career, summertime has led to many opportunities, where I have taught summer school, managed a bowling alley, became certified and ran a floral shop, bartended, and worked at Fermi-Lab. I was very active in playing volleyball, tennis, and bowling in my spare time. I enjoy the company of my dog, two cats, and fish, and my Peanuts Collection will always keep my busy. I began my career as a 'Panther' at a different school, and after all of these years, I am proud to still call myself a 'Panther' of Round Lake. Life is one gigantic circle!