Phone: 815-459-2124


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with Middle School Endorsements (Language Arts, Social Studies, Science) Master's Degree in Reading/Reading Specialist Certification Learning Behavior Specialist 1

Mrs. Brogan


This is my sixth year at Indian Prairie Elementary School.  I have been teaching in district 47 for twelve years.   I taught at Lundahl Middle School in both 7th and 8th grade as a Language Arts & Social Studies teacher. I really enjoyed my time at LMS but am proud to be an IP Wolf now!

I am thrilled to be the Literacy Coach at IP this year. I'm looking forward to working with all of the teachers and supporting teachers with reading and writing instruction. 

Truths about Me:

  1. Teaching is my passion 

  2. I take my job as an educator very seriously and feel a huge responsibility to come along side my students and their families to help them grow and succeed.

  3. I believe that all children can learn and that each child deserves an education that best suits their very unique and individual needs at all ability levels!

  4. I also believe that fair does not mean equal.  Each student will receive the supports that they need- this will not look the same, but it will be fair! and based on what your child needs!  Extra support, more encouragement, extra time, more challenging text/math problems, etc.

  5. I have high expectations and help my students reach them!



- spending time with family and friends- especially my little guys, Luke and Ryan!

- scrapbooking, reading, cooking, cleaning, going on walks, watching movies


More about Mrs. Brogan:

  • My husband and I are both educators in District 47.  

  • I have two sons, Luke and Ryan.

  • I do not have a favorite color.

  • I do not love sweets, but…enjoy a treat from Starbucks now and again 

  • I speak Spanish.  Well, not fluently, but I try my best!

  • Before I became a teacher, I worked in a hospital as a nursing assistant.  At first, I thought I wanted to become a nurse like my mom and grandma but as soon as I worked with the kids in the ER, I knew teaching was for me!

  • My favorite subject to teach is writing.

  • My favorite subject is math.

  • I love reading young adults books.