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Nelson Prairie
Elementary School
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Mrs. Willis
1st Grade - Nelson Prairie

About Me...


I am so happy to be teaching first grade.  I have lived in New Lenox for almost 16 years.  My husband's name is Jim and we have 3 boys, Ryan, Jacob and Patrick.  Ryan is a junior and Jacob is a freshman at West, and Patrick is a 4th grader at Nelson Ridge.  This is my third year at Nelson Prairie.  I love teaching first grade and absolutely love watching my students grow into beautiful confident flowers!   It makes me happy when kids problem solve and have those AH-HA moments when their eyes light up.  It makes me smile when my students help each other and are kind to one another.   


Quick Facts...

Years Teaching: 6

My Favorites...

Holiday~ Christmas

Season~ fall

Food~ spaghetti and meatballs

Snack~ chocolate covered pretzels (gluten free) and chocolate covered almonds

Store~ Target

Sweet Treat: Caramel Frappuccino with almond milk

Book~ If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Movie~ Avengers

Color~ blue

TV Show~ anything on HGTV


Graduated From: Governor's State University