LRC Director

Phone: 630.636.2703


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors Degree- Elementary Education- Concordia University Masters Degree- Reading & Literacy- Lewis University Endorsements- Reading Specialist Library Media Specialist Northern Illinois University

Mrs. Crystal Rutherford

My name is Crystal Rutherford and I am SO excited to be Traughber's Library Media Specialist!  Many years ago, when I was a student at Traughber, I never would have imagined I would one day be returning as the librarian.  Aside from being a Traughber & Oswego High School graduate, I have taught in Oswego School District for 13 years.  I have taught 3rd grade and 5th grade at Fox Chase Elementary School.  After earning my Masters Degree in reading & literacy, I became a Reading Specialist at Plank Junior High.  My love for reading, and working with students to find their reading interests, led me to earning my Library Media Specialist Endorsement, and am now excited to be apart of Traughber once again!  

I live in Yorkville with my husband, as well as my 2 boys; my oldest is a sophomore in high schooler, eek, and my youngest is in 4th grade.  We also have a very spoiled basset hound, named Alice.  

During my free time, I am an Avid Reader... my favorite Genre is mystery, realistic fiction, and have fallen in love with books in verse.  I also love jigsaw puzzles, geocaching, camping, antique shopping, as well as refinishing furniture.

I am looking forward to another AMAZING Year!!