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Spencer Crossing
Intermediate School
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Mrs. VanderSchaaf
6th Grade Language Arts - Spencer Crossing

About Me...

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I am energetic and like to keep things moving. I am huge on building community in the beginning of the room and thus allowing a safe learning environment for the school year. I know I have a very important job and I take the responsibility of teaching very serious. I love what I do and never regret going into the teaching field.

Quick Facts...

Years Teaching:

27 Years

Graduated From:

Rockford University (undergraduate)

Rockford University (double masters degree)

Favorite Thing About Teaching:

I love that I get to inspire young minds and stretch their thinking. Each day is an adventure and no two days are alike. I think teachers have the most important job and I take pride in knowing that what I do each day makes a difference in little lives.


shopping, traveling anywhere warm, baseball, baking


I am married (32 years) with 3 grown children.

Ashley - nurse in Lakeland, Florida

Alissa - English teacher at Lincoln Way West

Andrew - Accountant in Greenville, SC

Favorite Book:

"Where the Crawdads Sing"