Department Staff

Department Chair:
Jaclyn Wargo


Jaclyn has been teaching at Homewood-Flossmoor High School since 2003. She has her B.S. in Art Education from Illinois State University and her master's degree from Olivet Nazarene University in School Improvement & Leadership. She is currently teaching AP Art History and Drawing & Painting 2 Honors. She has also previously taught IB Visual Art SL, Art ConcentrationDrawing & Painting 1 CP and Honors, Art Fundamentals, and Graphic Design 1. Jaclyn serves on the board of directors for the Illinois High School Art Exhibition as the General Exhibition Coordinator. She has been named as a Prismacolor Scholar in the Classroom, Illinois Art Education Association Early Professional Award, and Golden Apple nominee. She also has experience as H-F's Visual Arts Club sponsor and National Art Honor Society advisor.


Ann Lawrence


Rebecca Healy


Candi Helsel
(708-799-3000, ext. 5675) has been teaching at H-F since 2005. She has a B.A. in Art Education from Saint Xavier University and a master's degree in School Leadership from Concordia University. She is currently pursuing a M.F.A. at Governors State University. Candi teaches Photography 1, Photography 2, Digital Concentration, Yearbook and IB Art. Other classes she has taught include AP Studio Art and Art Concentration. She sponsors the H-F Odin Yearbook, as well as the H-F Photography Club. Candi was also recognized as a Prismacolor Scholar in the classroom!



Julie Mikuzis (708-799-3000, ext. 5676)



Gregory Petecki (708-799-3000, ext. 5674) has a B.S. in Biology from Illinois Wesleyan University and a M.A. in Art Education from the University of Illinois. He began teaching at H-F in 2000 and currently teaches Art Concentration, 2D Studio 2, 3D Studio I, A.P. Studio Art, as well as Fundamentals of Art and Design. He currently serves on the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park Education Advisory Committee and was named the Illinois Secondary Art Educator of the Year, 2011.



Kristine Weidenhoefer (708-799-3000, ext. 5804)