Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Susan Blocker
I graduated from Mount Mercy College, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with a bachelor's degree in elementary education and an endorsement in reading. I taught first grade at St. Mary's School in Plano, Ill., for three years before I began working in District 308. I have been a first grade teacher at Old Post Elementary School for the last 21 years. During this time, I also completed my master's degree in teaching from Aurora University, in Aurora, Ill.
I wanted to be a teacher ever since I was young. Two of my closest aunts were teachers, and I really enjoyed going into their classrooms and helping them prepare for each new school year. I also had wonderful teachers growing up. Their excellent examples inspired me to pursue teaching and become a role model for my students.
First grade is a wonderful place to be, for students and teachers alike!