Spencer Trail

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Mrs. Richards

Reading Specialist - Spencer Trail

About Me

Hello!  This is my 16th year in education, all of them spent in New Lenox.  After many years as a classroom teacher, I made the jump into the role of reading specialist.  I continue to learn about how to best support not only our students, but teachers and parents as well. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. 


Quick Facts

Years Teaching:

This is my 16th year teaching. 

Started Working at NLSD:


Graduated From:

Eastern Illinois University (Bachelor's), University of St. Francis (Master's)

Favorite Thing About Teaching:

Primary students are fun! I love that we get to laugh and have fun while learning together. Getting to share in a child's early reading is a privilege that I am so grateful to enjoy.


My husband and I have a young daughter. 


My husband and I have traveled to 49 of the 50 states. I like to spend time with my family and enjoy being outside. 

Favorite Author:

Robert Munsch