Mr. Speck has worked at PND for the past 18 years as a teacher and administrator. He graduated from PND in 1997 before attending the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. Peoria Notre Dame has been his “home” for over half of his life. He has enjoyed the many friendships and relationships that have come out of being part of the community. The students at PND over the years have been very influential in his own personal growth and development and helped him find his own purpose. His advice to all students is to “use their own lives to make a positive difference in the lives of others”. Outside of work, Mr. Speck enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, and watching sports (particularly, Illinois basketball).