Nelson Prairie

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Mrs. Willis

1st Grade - Nelson Prairie

About Me


I am so happy to be teaching first grade.  I have lived in New Lenox for almost 17 years.  My husband's name is Jim and we have 3 boys, Ryan, Jacob and Patrick.  Ryan is a senior and Jacob is a sophomore at West, and Patrick is a 5th grader at Nelson Ridge.  This is my fourth year at Nelson Prairie.  I love teaching first grade and absolutely love watching my students grow into beautiful confident flowers!   It makes me happy when kids problem solve and have those AH-HA moments when their eyes light up.  I enjoy watching my students help each other and cheer on their classmates.   


Quick Facts

Years Teaching:



Graduated From:

Governor's State University

My Favorites:

Holiday~ Christmas

Season~ fall

Food~ spaghetti and meatballs

Snack~ chocolate covered pretzels (gluten free) and chocolate covered almonds

Store~ Target

Sweet Treat: Nutrition Hub Smoothie 

Book~ If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Movie~ Avengers

Color~ blue

TV Show~ anything on HGTV