Spencer Crossing

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Mrs. Vanderschaaf

6th Grade Language Arts - Spencer Crossing

About Me

I am energetic and like to keep things moving. I am huge on building community in the beginning of the room and thus allowing a safe learning environment for the school year. I know I have a very important job and I take the responsibility of teaching very serious. I love what I do and never regret going into the teaching field.








Quick Facts

Years Teaching:

28 Years

Graduated From:

Rockford University (undergraduate)

Rockford University (double masters degree)

Favorite Thing About Teaching:

I love that I get to inspire young minds and stretch their thinking. Each day is an adventure and no two days are alike. I think teachers have the most important job and I take pride in knowing that what I do each day makes a difference in little lives.

Favorite Book:

Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center


shopping, traveling anywhere warm, baseball, baking, reading, lunch with friends, walking my dogs.


I am married (33 years) with 3 grown children.

Ashley - nurse in Lakeland, Florida

Alissa - Studying to be a paralegal

Andrew - CPA in Greenville, SC

All 3 kids went through Tyler/Bentley/Martino/LWC