Phone: 630.636.2731


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Marcia Carino

Traughber has been my home for teaching since my student teaching experience in the Spring of 2003.  This year I am teaching Honors English 1 and 8th grade Language Arts. I hope to prepare students for their upcoming high school years, creating a passion for learning and a commitment to being their best. Teaching is a second career for me, and I feel blessed to have found a job that I love.

My background includes a BA in Journalism from Marquette University in Milwaukee. Upon graduating, I spent over 20 years in cable television sales and marketing before pursing my teaching career. I earned my MA in teaching from Aurora University in 2003, and an MA in reading instruction from Aurora University in 2008. I've been married for 27 years, and I am blessed to be a stepmom, "Nona," and dog mom! 

I hope that my students' reading and writing improve after taking my class; however, what is more important is that their thinking improves.  I hope I can impress upon them the skill of thinking. I also hope to build and enhance their love for learning and confidence in their ability to do so.  In short, I believe in my students, and I love sharing their success as they learn. The greatest joy in my job is that, through my students, I never stop learning, and I continue to gain perspective about life. 

School hours availability: 

10:45 - 11:15 am and 1:00 - 1:30 pm 

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