Phone: (815) 444-4066 (voice mail)
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education major Middle School Endorsement Mathematics Endorsement Gifted Certified Language Arts Endorsement National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) member 2017
Welcome to my bio page! Just a little about me. This is now my fourth year back to teaching after enjoying some time off spent raising my daughter, who is now a sophmore in high school. I taught Language Arts here at Bernotas many years ago, back when it was still North Middle School. I am so happy to now teach my abosolute favorite subject of all time, MATH! I teach both the Gifted Geometry class here, as well as Accelerated Algebra and Pre-Algebra. Both strands of the discipline are exciting to teach in their own way. I began my elementary education degree at UW Madison. After three years, I transferred back home with a full scholarship to finish my degree at Roosevelt University in Chicago (I saved A LOT of money). Middle school is right where I want to be. I truly enjoy the students at this age and accept the challenge to prepare my students for success in high school and beyond.
I grew up in Palatine, IL and have lived in the area my entire life (other than my stint at UW). I have just one daughter with my husband of 23 years (who happened to go to middle school right here back when it was North Junior High). We also have a yellow lab, Nellie, and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Disney. In my free time, I love to read good fiction, play tennis, and cook for my family.
My best friend in the whole world teaches on our team....Mrs. Campisi! I feel so lucky!
I am very excited to start the 2018-19 school year. We will start Viking Strong and finish Viking Strong.