Degrees and Certifications:
Thanks so much for visiting this page "About Me." First of all, I'm a Crystal Lake native. I have lived in this area for more than 30 years. I have two wonderful children. They keep me busy when I'm not gardening, exercising or painting. We love to camp and be outdoors. People say I have a lot of energy, so working with children is the right job for me. I am positive and happy to work with children on a daily basis. I believe in the "Growth Mindset" theory. Each day in our classroom we say a pledge:
- I belong here.
- I can do this work.
- My effort in doing my schoolwork pays off.
- There is a purpose and value in doing my assignments.
Overall, I believe in your child's ability to be successful and learn anything they set their mind to!
I have a Master's Degree in Multidisciplinary Studies and wrote my thesis on differentiation. I have been teaching or subbing since 2002. I love working for District 47 and enjoy the professional community and friendly atmosphere at Coventry.
I know your child will enjoy their fourth grade year. They will make friends, gain knowledge and ultimately, will work to become lifelong learners.