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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 this past summer Paris. When not traveling I enjoy reading, running, biking, and single track mountain biking.

Family:

My husband and I celebrated our 32nd Wedding Anniversary in August; we have 2 children - Catie (29) and Michael (27). Catie is a developmental therapist working with autistic pre-school children; she married in June 2018 and lives with her husband in downtown Chicago. Michael is currently the master brewer at Trail's Edge in downtown Frankfort; he plans on moving to Colorado in October with plans to open his own brewery by Spring 2021.

Favorite Book:

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