Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Psychology from Marquette University
Miss Meribeth Heitbrink
Thanks for stopping by! While your child and I will be getting to know each other very well this school year, it's important for you to get to know a little about me as well.
I grew up in Mt. Prospect, but now reside in Crystal Lake with my fiance, 8-year-old stepson, and three dogs Bella, Zeke and Zeus! We have lived here for 4 years now, and absolutely love the Crystal Lake community. I am very excited for another year teaching 3rd grade at Canterbury! Prior to Canterbury, I taught 2nd grade in Washington, DC, 6th grade STEM and 8th grade math in Wauwatosa, WI, and 5th grade in Lake Villa, IL. I also worked at a non-profit called Cradles to Crayons, where I helped serve underprivileged children in the Chicagoland area. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and Psychology from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.
Outside of school, I really enjoy singing (Fun Fact: I tried out for The Voice), art/house projects, spending time with my family, dogs and friends, wedding planning (I'm getting married in June - round two due to COVID) and staying active at the gym or doing home workouts.
I hope this gives you a better idea about who I am. I am really looking forward to a great year with your kiddos! :)