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Introducing Louise Abelon, dedicated to helping her students succeed

Jan 14, 2019 06:40AM ● By Editor
Exclusive to Boreal Community Media - January 14, 2019

Louise Abelon is a special education teacher at Cook County High School.  Don't let her tiny stature fool you.  This teacher is a powerhouse who puts her heart and soul into helping her students succeed.  She started her career at Cook County Schools as a substitute teacher.  A year later, she moved into a position as a paraprofessional.  Approximately five years ago, she accepted the role as a special education teacher.  According to Louise, the best part of her job is watching her students grow intellectually and emotionally. 

Louise is the proud mother of two boys, both who graduated from Cook County High School.  One son is a medic in the U.S. Army and is stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska.  He recently re-enlisted and his new duty station will be Ft. Campbell, Kentucky.  Her other son will be graduating from St. Cloud State this summer, with an international business degree.  He is fluent in both German and Spanish.  

Louise said that the best advice she ever received was "when you make your bed, you must sleep in it," which is a good life lesson that teaches that one must be responsible for their own actions.

Thanks for all that you do to make Cook County Schools a great place to learn!