Phone: (815) 788-5732 (voicemail)
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Welcome! I am proud to be teaching in the community I grew up in. I am a graduate of Crystal Lake South High School and currently live in Crystal Lake with my husband, Seth, and our two children, Emily (7) and Owen (4). This is my 19th year teaching. Before coming to Indian Prairie I taught Kindergarten for 1 year and 1st grade for 3 years at South Elementary in Crystal Lake, IL. I’m thrilled to be teaching 1st grade at Indian Prairie! It is a special place with a wonderful group of staff and educators. I graduated from Augustana College (Rock Island, IL) with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. I majored in Elementary Education and have a minor in Spanish. I have a Type 03 teaching certificate through the State of Illinois for McHenry County. I received my Masters in School Leadership from Concordia University in Chicago. I have earned many hours of continuing education through District #47 and continue to take advantage of opportunities to develop professionally. I participate in a variety of school and district committees and am a mentor to new teachers. As an educator, I am committed to providing my students with the best education they can receive. First grade is a special year and one that I hold dear to my heart. My first grade teacher was the inspiration behind my desire to teach. I still keep in touch with her and was so surprised to discover that her grandkids attended Indian Prairie when I started teaching here! I am excited about being an integral part of your child’s educational career and look forward to working with you! It is my goal to work together with you to provide an educational experience that will truly benefit your first grader.