World Languages

The world language department consists of Latin, levels 1-8, and Spanish, levels 1-8. Higher levels of language classes are enriched. World language students learn about history and culture through readings in English as well as the language being learned. Student clubs are available for both language studies, trips are taken to native lands and year-end banquets are held. 

World Languages Staff

Kelly Horn - 309-698-7537 -

Señora Horn graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with her Bachelor’s in Spanish and received her master’s in teaching from Dominican University. She loves to travel and has studied abroad in Spain and Mexico. She has also traveled to Peru and Japan.

Jenny Norman - 309-698-7536 -

Jenny Norman received her B.A. in Classics and M.A. in Latin from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She enjoys cooking, baking, concerts, movies, and travel (especially with students!). She and her husband live in Dunlap with their son, Finny (and another son on the way), and their dog, Wrigley.

Tracy Otten - 309-698-7533 -

My name is Tracy Otten. I attended ICC where I received my Associate's degree in International Business. I then went to ISU and received my Bachelor's degree in French Education. In 2009 I completed my Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Olivet Nazarene University. I began working at EPCHS in 2002. During my time here I have been involved in a variety of activities. I am currently one of the co-advisors of the EPCHS chapter of the National Honor Society and teach Spanish 1-2, American Studies 5-6, and senior English.

Remi Ferguson - 309-698-7563 -

Remi Ferguson is an East Peoria alumni, graduating from EPCHS in 2017. She graduated from Eureka College in 2022 with a degree in History & Political Science Education and was a part of both their softball and basketball teams. She will be teaching four sections of Spanish I as well as a section of Civics and a section of US History. Remi is excited to pour into the community that shaped her and grow as a teacher in her first year. She is motivated share her Raider pride with students and be the role model for students that she needed when she was a student. Outside of teaching, she is also an assistant softball coach at Central Junior High and a volunteer softball coach at the high school. She also loves travel, yoga, and spending time with her family, friends, and kitties Odessa and Dexter. 

World Languages Resources

Resources coming soon!