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Welcome to Kindergarten!
While I have enjoyed spending the summer break with my 7 1/2 year old son, Seamus (Shay-mus) and 5 year old, Sloane, I am excited to have your child in my class this year! I've been teaching in District 47 since 2005. I truly feel honored to be working at Glacier Ridge, with an outstanding staff and administration, excellent family involvement and spectacular students and community. I started my teaching career in District 47 as an Art and Primary Enrichment teacher. I traveled between Glacier Ridge and Woods Creek. Then I became a first-grade teacher at Glacier Ridge. I taught first grade for 8 years and now I am here in Kindergarten! I graduated from Augustana College (Rock Island, IL) with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. I majored in Elementary Education and minored in Studio Art. I completed my Masters in School Leadership and Type 75 in December 2007 from Concordia University (River Forest, IL) and completed my second Masters in Literacy through Judson University (Elgin, IL) in June 2010. I continue to take advantage of opportunities to develop professionally. As an educator, I am committed to providing my students with the best education they can receive. I am excited about being an integral part of your child’s educational career and look forward to working with you. I am positive we are going to have a great school year!