Dr. Theodora Franck


Dori Franck began her career at UTHS in East Moline, Illinois. She subsequently taught at GBN High School in Northbrook, Illinois for 30 years. Additionally, she taught for the Glenbrook evening school, helping dropout students earn their high school diplomas. She is an adjunct professor at Concordia University, and taught for the CTD program at Northwestern University. At Roycemore, she currently teaches AP psychology, U.S. History, and a variety of semester psychology courses. She is also the Northwestern Coordinator and Co-Sponsor of our yearbook.

She has been fortunate to have been the recipient of a variety of awards, such as GBN’s Distinguished Teacher of the Year, Calvin College Excellence in Teaching, AP Psychology Notable Instructor, Golden Apple Nominee, GBN Distinguished Service Award, Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, Eastern Illinois University Excellence in Teaching Award, and chosen to be a member of Augustana College Teacher Development Board and an AP Advocate for the State of Illinois.

Her dissertation was entitled, Teaching Empathy for the Military Experience to High School Students. She is passionate about extending that study into her classrooms. It is her goal not only to teach content to students, but also to help them become productive, compassionate and well-rounded citizens.


  • Ed.D. Educational Leadership & Organizational Change
  • M.S. Counseling
  • B.A. Psychology

Favorite Quote

“Teach like the world depends on it.”

Why do you teach? What is the impact you hope to make on students?

I LOVE teaching. I cannot think of a more noble profession and the opportunity to work with young minds.

Why Roycemore?

I chose Roycemore since it would be an entirely new experience for me. I have spent over 30 years in the public education sector and usually had classes that were quite large. I thought it would be a nice change of pace to be able to work with students in smaller groups and get to know them better.