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Mrs. Tustin
Kindergarten - Spencer Trail

About Me...

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HELLO! My name is Jeanine Tustin and I am honored to be a teacher in New Lenox School District. I live in the area with my family, which includes my husband and three beautifully busy boys - ages 8, 10, and 12 years. We are often seen in the New Lenox community shopping and participating in sports. 

I began my teaching career working as a daycare provider during college and then served as an early childhood special education teacher for seven years in Alsip. In 2008, my husband and I were blessed with our first child and I began my "at-home mother career." Eight years and three children later, I reentered the field of education as a preschool teacher in Manhattan.  In 2017 I joined the Spencer Trail kindergarten staff as a special education teacher. It was a wonderful experience. This is my third year serving as a classroom teacher in the Red Neighborhood with some phenomenal teachers and a WHOLE LOT of energetic kindergarteners!  

I will do my very best to support and encourage our students academically and socially during this critical part of their development so they may reach their full learning potentials!

Quick Facts...

Education and Years Teaching:

Saint Xavier University 2001 - B.S.

Governor's State University 2004 - M.A.

Coursework at St. Francis University 2017

*11 years teaching in a school setting

When I was a kid I loved to...

  • Play softball and volleyball
  • Spend time with my two sisters
  • Do gymnastics in the front yard
  • Go out for breakfast with my family
  • Be outside with my friends
  • Sing in a chorus

When I'm not at school, I like to spend my time...

  • Having fun with my family
  • Singing
  • Reading inspirational novels
  • Walking with my dog
  • Biking with a buddy
  • Eating yummy food
  • Gathering with friends

Favorite Things:

Restaurant: Cheesecake Factory

Store: Target and Amazon

Healthy Food: ALL green vegetables

Sweet Treat: Chocolate in any form!

Exercise: Yoga

Animal: Monkey