After spending many years volunteering and substitute teaching in the NLSD 122 schools, my love and desire to become a elementary school teacher flourished. I believe my attitude and enthusiasm for learning is reflected onto my students. Teachers paint the first impression of school, education, and how students see themselves in the big picture. I believe everyone cherishes a memory of a special teacher who has made an impact on their life in some way, big or small. I want to be one of those memorable teachers.
Started Working at NLSD:
I am married to a wonderful, supportive husband of 22 years. I am also the proud Mom of two children, Olivia (17) and Antonio (15), who are the outstanding products of the New Lenox School District and now attend Lincolnway Central. I keep very busy between softball games, baseball games, college visits, and football games.
My favorite book is The Five People You Meet in Heaven, by Mitch Albom. I also like to read biographies, self-help books, and positive/motivational books.
Undergraduate: Illinois State University,/Governors State University
Masters Degree: Elementary Education/University of Phoenix
Spending time with my family, bike riding, interior design
Favorite Thing About Teaching:
I strive to develop in my students a love of school and learning, making our classroom a comfortable and safe place to learn, grow, and build long-lasting friendships. It is so important for students to want to come to school every day and truly enjoy it. Building a strong self concept, as well as feeling good about themselves, creates a strong foundation for the continued love of learning throughout a students educational journey and beyond. I truly enjoy getting to know each of my students, what interests them, and what motivates their learning. I truly believe I have one of the best and most rewarding jobs in the world!