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Article posted: 11/2/2012 10:23 AM

North Barrington teacher instructs, nurtures his young students

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Kindergarten students dance to "Dance Your Sillies Out" as their teacher Tim Gapp plays guitar at North Barrington Elementary School. Gapp has been teaching kindergarten classes at the Barrington District 220 school for more than 20 years and is retiring in 2015.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Gapp points to his brain as part of a listening exercise with his kindergarten students. Gapp has been teaching kindergarten at the Barrington District 220 school for more than 20 years.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Gapp helps student Connor Thorsen with a numbers sheet in class.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Kindergarten teacher Tim Gapp slaps hands with Madeline Lewis as he welcomes his students to his class at North Barrington Elementary School.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Kindergarten teacher Tim Gapp grins as he watches students board busses outside North Barrington Elementary.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

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North Barrington Elementary kindergarten teacher Tim Gapp uses whatever works to get his students off to a good start in school, even if that means singing and playing the guitar. "I love working with kids. Always have. My mom always told me that I was going to be a teacher,"Gapp said.
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    • Kindergarten students dance to “Dance Your Sillies Out” as their teacher Tim Gapp plays guitar at North Barrington Elementary School. Gapp has been teaching kindergarten classes at the Barrington District 220 school for more than 20 years and is retiring in 2015.
    •  Gapp points to his brain as part of a listening exercise with his kindergarten students. Gapp has been teaching kindergarten at the Barrington District 220 school for more than 20 years.
    •  Gapp helps student Connor Thorsen with a numbers sheet in class.
    •  Kindergarten teacher Tim Gapp slaps hands with Madeline Lewis as he welcomes his students to his class at North Barrington Elementary School.
    •  Kindergarten teacher Tim Gapp grins as he watches students board busses outside North Barrington Elementary.
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