Spencer Crossing

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Mrs. Pikalek

4th Grade Language Arts - Spencer Crossing

About Me

I started my teaching career in Plainfield teaching third grade.  I then moved to New Lenox and taught fifth grade at Oakview.  In 2013, I moved to Spencer Crossing to teach fourth grade.  After a couple of years, I switched back to 5th grade, and this year I am back in 4th grade.








Quick Facts

Years Teaching:


Started Working at NLSD:



Married Jim in 2008, son born in 2009 (Eddie) and daughter born in 2012 (Evelyn)

Favorite Thing About Teaching:

My favorite thing about teaching is seeing the children's faces light up when they learn something new. I love to see that "I got it" look on each child's face.

Graduated From:

Northern Illinois University (undergrad)
NOVA Southeastern University (masters)


Photography, traveling, reading, cooking, and baking

Favorite Book:

Too many to list! My favorite summer read was, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (newest Hunger Games book). Historical fiction is my favorite genre.