1st Grade - Spencer Pointe
After spending many years volunteering and substitute teaching in the NLSD 122 schools, my love and desire to become a elementary school teacher flourished. I believe my attitude and enthusiasm for learning is reflected onto my students. Teachers paint the first impression of school, education, and how students see themselves in the big picture. I believe everyone cherishes a memory of a special teacher who has made an impact on their life in some way, big or small. I hope to be one of those memorable teachers for your student. Beside teaching, I love spending time with my family and spoiling our puppy, Bear. He's the only one that still loves to snuggle!
Spending time with my family and friends, visiting my children at college, playing with my dog, and shopping!
Undergraduate: Illinois State University, Governors State University
Masters Degree: Elementary Education/University of Phoenix
My favorite book is The Five People You Meet in Heaven, by Mitch Albom.
Favorite Thing About Teaching:
I strive to develop in my students a love of school and learning, making our classroom a comfortable and safe place to learn, grow, and build long-lasting friendships. I believe it is so important for students to want to come to school every day. Building a strong self concept, as well as feeling good about their accomplishments, creates a strong foundation for the continued love of learning throughout a child's life. I enjoy getting to know each of my students, what interests them, and what motivates their learning. I believe I have one of the best and most rewarding jobs in the world!
I am married to a wonderful, supportive husband of 26 years. I am also the proud Mom of two children, Olivia (22) and Antonio (20), who are the outstanding products of the New Lenox School District. I keep very busy being a mom, wife, and teacher! We also rescued a puppy named Bear, who keeps me very busy and on my toes at all times! Enjoying every minute, life flies by!