All about Mrs. Wollner

  • Hello!  Welcome to kindergarten!  I am excited to start my 14th teaching at Hillcrest and 9th year teaching kindergarten!  My first couple of years at Hillcrest I worked as a reading specialist. Prior to joining the Hillcrest staff, I taught 1st grade for 4 years.  

    I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa and my Master's Degree in Reading and Literacy from Benedictine University.  I am a certified reading specialist. I am currently enrolled in year 2 of the LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) professional learning  program which promotes the mastery of the foundational and fundamentals of reading and writing instruction—phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and written language.
    I love reading!  I can't wait to share books with your children and watch each of them grow as readers and writers this school year.
    I live in Lindenhurst with my husband, Jacob, our daughter, Kailyn, our son, Graham, and our dog, Bentley. Kailyn will be 9 in November and will be in 3rd grade this year at Millburn Elementary.  Graham is 5 and will be in kindergarten this year! My husband is also a teacher.  He teaches STEM in Round Lake. I love being a mom and the 2 of them keep us very busy.  We spend a lot of weekends at the soccer fields!
    I look forward to working with all of you this school year.  I can't wait for a year filled with lots of fun and learning.
    Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.  
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