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Nelson Ridge
Intermediate School
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Mrs. Drews
5th Grade English/Language Arts - Nelson Ridge
Information Specialist
Bentley, Nelson Ridge, Liberty and Martino

About Me...

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This is my 25th year as a Librarian and I love it more and more each year. I am very excited to take on the challenge of teaching English/Language Arts to 5th grade this year as well. Working with students, getting them interested in reading good books, and sharing my love of reading with them is my favorite part of the job. It is very rewarding to me when I see students excited about reading and I feel very proud to be able to encourage that love.

Quick Facts...

Years Teaching:

31 Years (19 in New Lenox)


Reading, Singing, Clogging (a type of tap dancing), and all kinds of crafts.

Favorite Books: Harry Potter Series (I'm a Gryffindor!), Pride and Prejudice

Graduated From:

Moraine Valley Community College
St. Xavier College - Bachelor's in Elementary Education/English
Chicago State University - Masters in Library Science 

My Family:

I have a husband and two college-age kids who both went to New Lenox schools. We also have an Australian Cattledog named Jillaroo (Jilly for short).