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Mrs. Richards
Reading Specialist - Spencer Trail

About Me... 

Hello!  This is my 15th year in education, all of them spent in New Lenox.  After many years as a classroom teacher, I made the jump into the role of reading specialist.  I continue to learn about how to best support not only our students, but teachers and parents as well. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. 


Quick Facts...

Years Teaching:

This is my 15th year teaching. 

Graduated From:

Eastern Illinois University (Bachelor's), University of St. Francis (Master's)


My husband and I have a three-year-old daughter. 

Favorite Author:

Robert Munsch

Started Working at NLSD:


Favorite Thing About Teaching:

Kindergarten students are fun! I love that we get to laugh and have fun while learning together. Getting to share in a child's first moment of reading is a privilege that I am so grateful to enjoy.


My husband and I have traveled to 49 of the 50 states. I like to read, run, and cook.