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. Beside teaching, I love spending time with my family and spoiling our one-year old puppy, Bear.
Started Working at NLSD:
I am married to a wonderful, supportive husband of 23 years. I am also the proud Mom of two children, Olivia (19) and Antonio (17), who are the outstanding products of the New Lenox School District and now attend Olivet Nazarene University and Lincoln-Way Central High School. I keep very busy between softball games, baseball games, football games, and college visits. We also rescued a puppy last summer (Bear), who still keeps me very busy and on my toes at all times!
My favorite book is The Five People You Meet in Heaven, by Mitch Albom.
Undergraduate: Illinois State University,/Governors State University
Masters Degree: Elementary Education/University of Phoenix
Spending time with my family and friends!
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!