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Mr. Kevin Gum
Mr. Gum grew up in the town of Tallula, Illinois, located approximately 20 miles northwest of Springfield. He graduated from Petersburg PORTA High School in 1993. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Illinois State University in 1997, and his Master of Science degree in Applied Statistics from DePaul University in 2005.
Mr. Gum is in his 21st year of teaching. He spent his first 4 years at Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School in Kankakee County. In his tenure there, he taught General Math, Algebra I, Basic Geometry, and Algebra II. In addition, he was an assistant cross country coach, assistant track and field coach (head distance coach), and a class sponsor for the Class of 2001. Mr. Gum has spent the last 16 years as a Tiger at Wheaton Warrenville South High School. In this time, he has taught Intermediate Math (R), Geometry (I), Algebra II - Trigonometry (I), Algebra II - Trigonometry (A), Pre-Calculus (A), AP Calculus BC, AP Calculus AB, and AP Statistics. He also created and taught Statistics (I). He has volunteered his time to several school activities, including the Homecoming Kick-Off Assembly, Homecoming Assembly, Relay for Life, and Lip-Sync Contest. Additionally, he was an assistant director for the musical Into the Woods.
In his spare time, Mr. Gum enjoys spending time with his 9 (the 10th is on the way in December 2017) nieces and nephews, working out and running (an 11-time marathon finisher and 7-time Boston Marathon qualifier), and performing in local community theater plays and musicals.