7th Grade Team
Ms. J. Brown - ELA
Ms. Phillips
 - ELA
Mrs. Saucier - Math
Mrs. Wiese - Social Studies
Mr. Gauna-Science
Mr. Dankert- Learning Counselor

Mr. Gauna's Classroom Page
tgauna@SD171.org
Phone Ext. 2246

7th Grade Science 

  • Teaching Philosophy - To ensure that students are effectively learning in a welcoming environment that challenges their thinking everyday.

  • 3rd year at HMS

  • Governors State University: B.A. Education(Sciences) & Prairie State College AAS Business Management

  • Involvement: 7th Grade Lady Nationals Basketball Coach, 5th Grade Basketball Coach, Track Coach,  Saturday School Teacher, Black History Month Program Stem Coordinator for ESP Grant and mentor for a number of students.

  • Favorite Quote - Some people dream of meeting their favorite scientist, I teach mine.  If you can walk with crowds and keep your virtue or walk with Kings nor lose the common touch!


Here are a few things you will be learning this year!
  1. The Scientific Method/ NGSS/ STEM
  2. Cells{ What is life and how does it maintain itself?}
  3. Cellular Reproduction
  4. Classification of Living Things
  5. Science Fair