Get to Know Me!
A little about me...
This is my 17th year teaching at AES and I absolutely love it! I graduated from Illinois State University, earned my Masters Degree in Reading and Literacy from Benedictine University. I also received my Reading Specialist certififation. As a lifelong learner, I continue to take cotinuing education courses throughout the year. I consider myself to be a challenging, nurturing, and a dedicated teacher.
Students quickly discover that I cannot resist sniffing books. I love the scent of a brand new book and even a musty old book. My passion has always been reading, and I attribute this to my parents for making books a natural and enjoyable part of our everyday lives. I have enjoyed school my entire life, which is why it was important for me to become a teacher and pass my love of learning to all my students.
Once your children walk into my classroom, I treat them like they are my own children. I truly fall in love with each of my students and respect them as individuals. I will do everything in my power to pass on my love of learning to your children. They will understand the importance of a great education and believe in themselves, just as much as I believe in them.
I am an Antioch resident and truly believe in and support District 34. My son is a 5th grader at A.E.S. and my daughter is a 2nd grader. I am invested in our district as a parent, teacher, and resident. I stay involved on curriculum committees and serve on the Building Leadership Committee.
Do not hesitate to contact me about anything. We are a team! I always have time to discuss your child. I am confident that this will be a spectacular school year, and look forward to building a fantastic relationship with you and your child.