James and Kathleen Schonauer are a husband and wife writing team living in the Chicago land area.  They are life long educators specializing in American History and Art History, respectively.  Their new book, Chicago in the Great Depression,  documents stories of the Depression and presents historical images using archival photographs.

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  1. Just heard you have retired from Hamlin. It was an honor to have worked with you for many years. You are not only a wonderfully talented educator but truly a great gentleman. I wish you the best in your retirement. Know that you made and will continue to make a huge difference to everyone you meet. Best of luck.

    Mark Flood


    1. Hi Mark,
      Thanks for the good wishes and kind words. It was really a pleasure working with you as well.
      Hope everything is going well with you and your family. Wish you nothing but the best, now and in the future.


  2. Hey Mr.Scho !!!! Thank you for being an AMAZING teacher to not only me but my older sister Imani. I am truly grateful that I was able to know a man like you. Have fun my friend and I hope our paths will cross someday !!


    1. Imagine–One of the reasons I got into education was to meet and work with students like yourself. You and your sister were always dedicated to learning which made my job a pleasure. I was blessed to have both of you in my class. Best of luck always, Mr. Scho
      PS Who knows, our paths may cross again. Remember you are always one of my kids.


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