Phone: 630-636-3123


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Mrs. Karen Vitanovec

Welcome to Fifth Grade! This is my 2nd year teaching in 5th grade at Homestead Elementary School, and my 23rd year teaching. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. Prior to fifith grade at Homestead, I taught 1st grade for 16 years.  I also worked for an early childhood state program with at-risk students in Joliet, IL. I taught a program for three- and four-year-olds for one year, and led the program as coordinator for four years.

I attended Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, for my elementary and early childhood degrees. Later, I participated in a cohort program from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and earned my master’s degree in educational leadership and organization. 

I’m looking forward to a fabulous fifth grade year.