Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in the Teaching of History, University of Illinois at Chicago Master of Education in Reading, Loyola University Chicago Reading Specialist (pending)

Mr. James Bratager, M. Ed.

Mr. Bratager started his teaching here at St. Luke School in the fall of 1991. Over the years, he has taught American History, World Geography, World History, 7th grade religion (the Person of Jesus), 6th grade religion (the Old Testament), 8th grade reading, 7th grade reading, 8th grade Spanish, and 7th grade Spanish. Under his guidance, our 8th graders have been entering the Chicago History Fair for the past ten years. He helped run the Spanish Club for two years and has coordinated running the presidential mock elections since 1992. Mr. Bratager hopes to visit all 50 state capitals by 2030 (12 down, 38 to go) and he has had two lesson plans published on the Yale University web site through his participation in summer institutes for teachers: P.I.E.R. Programs 2013 and 2015.

"The exterior deserts in the world are growing, because the internal deserts have become so vast."

Pope Benedict XVI

24 April 2005