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Liberty
Junior High School
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Mrs. Byrnes
8th Grade Math - Liberty Jr. High
pbyrnes@nlsd122.org

About Me...

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Teaching has always been my passion! I was encouraged to pursue engineering, but chose to major in math education and have never regretted this decision. I have lived in New Lenox for over 30 years; both of my children attended NLSD schools and LWC high school.   

Quick Facts...

Years Teaching:

20+

Graduated From:

St. Xavier University (BS in Mathematics Education) / Concordia University (MA in Curriculum and Instruction)

Favorite Thing About Teaching:

Helping students realize they can accomplish anything with enough effort and perseverance.

Hobbies:

My husband and I LOVE to travel! In addition to our many domestic vacations, internationally we have been to Jamaica, Mexico, Aruba, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and Paris. Like so many others we have missed not having a chance to travel this summer! When not traveling I enjoy reading and being outdoors: walking, running, biking, and single track mountain biking.

Family:

My husband and I celebrated our 33nd Wedding Anniversary in August; we have 2 children - Catie (30) and Michael (28). Catie is a developmental therapist working with autistic pre-school children; she married in June 2018 and lives with her husband in their new home in Wheaton. Michael is currently working in brewing and sales at Arrowhead Ales Brewing Company; he plans on moving to Colorado in the Spring with plans to open his own brewery by Spring 2022. This year we welcomed a new member to our family... our Great Pyrenees puppy Annabelle.

Favorite Book:

A Time to Kill (John Grisham) or Stories I Only Tell my Friends (Rob Lowe)