Retiring Spanish Teacher, Mary Losavio


Anushka Agashe, Co-Editor

This year has ended like no other, and for so many people it’s their last year at Warren. While this includes the class of 2020, it also includes teachers who are retiring once the school year ends. One of these teachers is Ms. Losavio, a Spanish teacher at the Almond campus. Even though I couldn’t interview her in person, she was still able to answer some questions about her time here at Warren.


Ms. Losavio went to school at Northern Illinois University and received her master’s degree from Concordia University. She also holds degrees in technology and administration. She has been teaching here at Warren for 29 years, and prior to that she taught at both Barrington High School and Marian Central Catholic High School. She’s been dedicated to teaching her whole life. When I asked about any other careers she’s had, she responded, “I never did anything other than teach. That was what I always wanted to do.”


Ms. Losavio’s dedication to Warren is clear. When I asked about what she’ll miss the most about working here, she focused strongly on the people of Warren, both students and colleagues. She reflected on how other teachers would joke about how she should be the copy repair person, since she could always get it to work. Also, she mentioned that she would like to be a teacher secretary so she can still be a part of Warren and hold onto the relationships she’s developed. Of all her experiences teaching here, she said that the most meaningful has been going on trips to Spain, where students are able to see firsthand what she’s been teaching them in class. If Ms. Losavio herself was a student, she said that she’d be interested in joining a tech club, as well as yearbook.


While Ms. Losavio reflected on her time at Warren, she’s also looking towards the future. In her retirement, she plans to foster kittens, as well as scrapbook and make cards. For Warren’s future, she hopes that it continues to be a great place to teach and learn, and she advises students to never stop learning, regardless of what it is they learn about. Finally, she sympathized with what the seniors are going through right now, since she won’t be able to finish her last year of teaching in a classroom like she had expected. However, she left the seniors on a positive note, saying, “I wish them all happiness and success in all that they do in the future—Qué tengan éxito y felicidad en todo lo que hagan en el futuro. Con cariño, adiós.”