Welcome to Kindergarten! I am so happy not only to be a part of Palos West Elementary but to have an opportunity to work with your child this school year. Each year I enter the classroom with a renewed sense of appreciation for the enthusiasm and love of learning each child possesses. I find this energy to be contagious, and it motivates me to work to my fullest potential.
I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from St. Norbert College in DePere, Wisconsin. Since graduation, I have spent the past 20 years teaching kindergarten through third grade. In addition to my teaching experience, I spent a few years working as an editor for an educational publishing company. I recently completed my Masters in Reading through Olivet Nazarene University.
There’s an inspirational quote I was introduced to early on in my career that has stuck with me ever since. It sums up how I feel about teaching. “A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was. The sort of house I lived in, or the kind of clothes I wore. But the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.”
It is my pleasure to work with your child. Together we can foster knowledge, independence, and a love for learning they will carry with them always.
I am looking forward to watching the children blossom this year!