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Mrs. Marilyn Carey

Hello!   My name is Marilyn Carey and I am so excited about being your child's teacher this year!  This will be my eleventh year teaching in District 34.  I taught 7th grade math for four years at AUGS and five years teaching STEM (PLTW) here at Hillcrest!  First graders are extraordinary individuals and have an amazing ability to see the world with such curiosity!

Prior to teaching, I spent 6 years in the United States Navy as an Intelligence Specialist.  After leaving the military, I attended Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, where I received a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.  I later earned my Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the American College of Education in 2018.  I am a lifelong learner and always looking for new ways to foster engaging learning within my classroom.  

In my free-time I love to spend time with my family.  I am a mom of three boys (ages 2, 7 and 10).  We enjoy crafting together, watching movies, reading, playing board games and, of course, some video games too!  

I am so excited about meeting you and your child!  We are going to have a lot of fun this school year.  If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at anytime.