Courtney Crawford

Welcome to the Language home page. For more information on the Language department, please contact our department chair - Courtney Crawford at or by phone at 312.432.8551. For a complete faculty and staff contact list, please visit our Contact Info page.

Crawford, Courtney Department Head/Spanish Teacher 312.432.8551
Alfaro, Karin Spanish Teacher
Barclay, Anne Spanish Teacher
Doherty, Megan French Teacher
Gillilland, Lauren Spanish Teacher
Grens, Cheryl Spanish Teacher
Guiu, Anca French Teacher
Guzik, Kellye
Guzman, Armando Spanish Teacher
Heisler, PhD, Raymond Latin/Greek Teacher
Higgs, Dolores Spanish Teacher
Leung, PhD, Miriam Chinese Teacher
Sparapani, Matthew Latin/Greek Teacher
Wale, Carmen Spanish Teacher
Wood, PhD, R. Jay Latin/Greek Teacher
Zhang, Yizhe Chinese Teacher


Student Testimonials About Our Latin Program

Latin FAQ

Saint Ignatius Classics Trip

Why take Latin?

Mandarin Chinese

Information about our Chinese program

Study abroad opportunity through NSLI Y

Summer immersion program in Taiwan


Information about our French program 


Placement Information for Incoming Freshmen

Language Department Trip to Spain



Mr. Sparapani Wins Illinois Classical Conference Teacher of the Year Award

Mr. Matt Sparapani was recently honored by the Illinois Classical Conference as their Teacher of the Year for 2015. This award was presented at the Annual Meeting of the ICC at Monmouth College, October 3, 2015. Magister Sparapani has taught Latin and Greek as well as Ancient Greek and Roman History at Saint Ignatius for the past 11 years. He was honored for his commitment to classics both at Saint Ignatius and in the greater Chicago community. Mr. Sparapani moderates the Classics Club, helps organize the Illinois Certamen League and helps to run the annual Illinois Junior Classical League State Convention. He also leads students on the biennial Classical Odyssey Tour, which toured ancient sites in Greece this past summer.