Phone: 630-608-5169


Degrees and Certifications:

Ph.d.- Literacy (Continuing studies) M.S.ed. - Reading Education Reading Specialist Certification B.S.ed. - Elementary Education/English

Mrs. Kristen Walsh

I earned my bachelor’s degree in elementary education and English from Northern Illinois University, my master’s degree in Reading education from Governors State University, and my Reading Specialist certification from Northern Illinois University.  I am also a Doctoral candidate in the field of Literacy at Northern Illinois University. This is my 30th year of teaching, 15 of which was as a middle school Language Arts teacher, for 8 years I was a Reading Specialist at Churchill Elementary, and this is my 7th year as a Maverick.  This year I will be teaching 8th grade ELA and co-teach 6ELA.  I am extremely passionate about instilling the love of literacy and learning in all of our students!