Giving To Concordia

Supply Teachers

"During the year out, you find some of your strengths and, especially,
some of your weaknesses. When you return, you know where you must improve.
And, if you still want to be a teacher, you’ll see that you do improve."

Art Hennig ’60, The Spectator, Oct.2, 1959, pg. 3

In 1943, the national Baby Boom created a demand for teachers so great that Concordia undergraduate students were often placed into emergency service before their degrees were complete. During its first five years alone, the Supply Teacher program provided more than 445 undergraduates to schools across the country and continued to fill classroom needs for nearly 20 years. Were you one of these willing servants?

In honor of the 150th Anniversary of Concordia University Chicago, the Office of Alumni Relations is partnering with Robert Koepper '58 to capture alumni anecdotes about their experiences. This project attempts to bring recognition of the Supply Teacher program’s many contributions to the future teachers of Concordia.

We invite all former Supply Teachers to complete and return the following questionnaire. 

Supply Teacher Survey (PDF, 240K)

Supply Teacher Survey (WORD, 370K)

Please return via e-mail to or by mail to:

Paige Craig, Director of Alumni Relations
Concordia University Chicago
7400 Augusta Street
River Forest, IL 60305

Questions? Please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Alumni Relations at or toll free at 888-258-6773.