Mr. Robert Gonzalez will begin his ninth year as the 7th grade homeroom teacher at St. Maria Goretti. He is also the 5th through 8th Social Studies teacher. Mr. Gonzalez attended Catholic schools while growing up in Chicago – Our Lady of Mercy for grade school and Gordon Tech High School. He received his BA from Columbia College. After working for Fortune 500 companies for over 10 years, Mr. Gonzalez returned to school to earn his Master’s Degree in Education from National Louis University in 2005.
Mr. Gonzalez believes that to really reach a student, teaching cannot begin and end in the classroom. To be truly successful, teaching needs to continue outside of the classroom. Mr. Gonzalez believes in project-based learning, which allows for creativity and ownership by each student.
Mr. Gonzalez enjoys reading, traveling, movies and relaxing at home with his wife and his two dogs when he is not visiting his sons at Loras College and Illinois State. When he can, Mr. Gonzalez loves to watch his favorite sport – Football!!!! GO BEARS!!! GO CANES!!!!