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Hello! My name is Kristan Owens, and I am excited to be your child's teacher this year. This is my fifth year teaching first grade at Hillcrest. Prior to Hillcrest, I taught First Grade for 5 years and Pre-K for 2 years in Waukegan; as well as Kindergarten for 4 years in a private school. I received my bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Eastern Illinois University in 2004.
I enjoy teaching first grade because the kids make a great deal of growth in a year's time. 6 and 7-year-olds are so eager to learn and I love helping to develop that passion for knowledge.
I live in Antioch with my husband Kyle, my 7-year-old daughter Kenzie, my 4-year-old son Kellan, and our 2 dogs. In my spare time, I enjoy being with my family and friends. I also love to bake, cook, read, and do some retail therapy!
I am positive that this school year will be a great one. I look forward to getting to know and teach your child while making some lasting memories!
Some of Mrs. Owens' Favorites...
Snack: BBQ chips
Candy: Anything chocolate :)
Fast Food: Jimmy Johns and Taco Bell
Store: Target, TJMaxx/Marshals
Flower: Stargazer Lily