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Ms. Erika Bender

Thank you for coming to my page. I am Erika Bender aka Mrs. Bender (haha). I am an English language teacher. I am SO excited to be your child's teacher for EL (English Learners) and look forward to a incredible school year of learning, wonder and FUN! My goal is to help your child grow, explore and become a life long learner! 

I taught EL or ESL in Round Lake for 13 years. I then stayed home 2 years to raise my own children. I have a son and a daughter.


It is an honor and privelage to be your child's teacher! Here is my Zoom info......



meeting ID    302 627 8851


password        lifeisgood


Erika Bender’s Zoom info


Numeric passcode    832417


I graduated from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater and have a degree in Elementary Education and ESL (EL). I grew up in Beloit, WI, but moved to IL right after college. I then got my master's degree in Administration and Leadership from Concordia in River Forest but choose to teach. My passions are being with my own children, being with my awesome friends, listening to great music, dancing, walking, teaching, chilling, yoga, traveling, laughing, language, and loving life. 

Feel free to contact me and get in touch at any time.