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Mrs. Dybas

Special Education - Oster-Oakview

About Me

Hello! My name is Samantha Dybas (formerly Cousins). I am honored to be a part in your child's educational journey. I promise to provide a welcoming enviornment that both challenges and supports your child. I truly believe that a student reaches their full academic, behavioral, and social/emotional potential when both teachers and parents work together. Please contact me with any information that you feel would best help me support your child. I will do the same by contacting you daily with how the day went. I love to share the positives too, so don't be alarmed if you receive an email or phone call from me :-) 

Quick Facts

Teaching Background:

I have been teaching 4.5 years in this district. I have been in the REACH program the entire time. I received my Bachelor's degree as a Learning Behavior Specialist; which is a fancy way of saying Special Education for pre-k through 12th grade. 


listening to music, taking my dogs for a walk,  watching college football, and hanging out with my husband.

A few of my Favorites:

Color:  Teal

Drink:  Coffee or iced green tea

Food:  Chicken nuggets

Season: Fall

College Football Team: Tennessee Vols

Baseball Team: Chicago White Sox

A Little More About Me:

I got married this summer! Some of you may know me as Ms. Cousins and some of you may only know me as my married name, Mrs. Dybas. I live in Manhattan with my husband, our two dogs, and (somewhat recent) our 3 chickens.

One dog is a Blue Heeler named Gunner and the other dog is a Husky-Pitbull mix named River. They keep us very active. 

I grew up a student in the New Lenox School District so it's special to me that I get to work for this amazing district.


Contact Information:

Email: sdybas@nlsd122.org

Phone (school): 815-485-2125

Google Voice (call or text): (815) 714-9184


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