I have been teaching in the New Lenox school district since I graduated, and I absolutely love it. I have been a 7th grade language arts teacher, a 5th grade general ed. classroom teacher, a middle school cycle/elective teacher, and I have been in 8th grade language arts for nine years. Language arts is my passion. I love reading and writing, and my biggest goal is to give my students an appreciation for both.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, Dear Martin by Nic Stone, Pet by Akwaeke Emezi, Ghost by Jason Reynolds, Nimoma by Noelle Stevenson, This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki, Coraline by Neil Gaiman, and of course, Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and anything by Alice Hoffman or Kurt Vonnegut.
Eastern Illinois University (Undergraduate)
Lewis University (Graduate)
I really just love to spend time with my kids and family. We like to be outside as much as possible. When I can, I also enjoy reading if I'm not grading too many papers at a time!