Emma Pikula

World History/Current Events




Meet Emma

Years Teaching


Years at MFHS



BA, History- Eastern Illinois University

Personal Background

I was born and raised in Gurnee, IL. I attended Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL, where I received a B.A. in history with teacher licensure and a minor in political science. During my time in college, I got involved in various community organizations both on and off campus. I worked with and served as a role model and mentor to freshman college students as a peer leader for a foundations course. This opportunity had a lasting impact on me and left me with strong classroom and leadership experiences.

Aside from teaching and history, I love: my family (especially my two nieces), music & collecting vinyl records, my corgi named Zander (named after Robin Zander from my favorite band - Cheap Trick!), the Chicago Cubs/Bears/Blackhawks, Marvel & Star Wars movies, and kindness.

I’m very excited to be part of the Maroa-Forsyth family and I’m looking forward to serving the school and community. Go Trojans!

“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.”

B.B. King