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Mrs. LaFrance

6th Grade Language Arts - Nelson Ridge

About Me

I started my teaching career in 2004 at Nelson Ridge School. I enjoy coming to work everyday because I know that each day will be different.  I love working with the many unique personalities of my students and watching them take charge of their learning and having fun doing it.   I spend my free time with my family reading and watching movies. 





Quick Facts

Years Teaching:

18 years

Started Working at NLSD:



My husband, Bob, is a department chair for math, science, and career tech ed in Park Forest.  We have two children, Ricky and Ellie.

Graduated From:

Illinois State University B.S. Elementary Education -  2004

Concordia University Masters in Curriculum and Instruction - 2010


I enjoy reading while sipping on a Starbuck's coffee.  I also enjoy watching movies with my family.  

Favorite Book:

I have so many favorite books!  The ones listed below are just a few of them.

The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi

 So B. It by Sarah Weeks