Nelson Ridge

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Mrs. McConnell

4th Grade - Nelson Ridge

About Me

Mrs. McConnell

Becoming a teacher has been a dream of mine since I was in 2nd grade.  I have lived in New Lenox for most of my life.  I graduated from Governors State University in 2014 with my Bachelor’s Degree in elementary education.  I absolutely love teaching fourth grade at Nelson Ridge!  It is my mission to instill a love for learning in my students.  I teach with a passion for my subjects so that my students develop a desire to become life-long learners.




Quick Facts

Years Teaching:


Favorite Thing About Teaching:

My favorite thing about teaching is working with the amazing students.  I enjoy learning about each of my students and helping them become successful.

Favorite Book:

The Harry Potter Series

Graduated From:

I graduated from Governors State University in 2014 with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education.


I have two Australian Shepherds, Lincoln and Brody.  They are very energetic so we spend a lot of time outdoors.  We like to swim and hike.  We also practice flip training and frisbee catching.  I also enjoy watching and playing sports with my family and friends.  To relax, I like to read a good book or watch movies.