Phone: (630) 636-3534


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Early Childhood Education MA in Teaching and Leadership MA in Reading

Mrs. Barb Richmond

Welcome to first grade!

I am your child’s first grade teacher. I attended Saint Xavier University in Chicago, Illinois. where I received my bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. I also received a master’s degree from Saint Xavier University in teaching and leadership. I continued my education and earned another master’s degree in the area of reading from Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois. I am a certified reading specialist for kindergarten through 12th grade.

I taught kindergarten for five years as well as second grade for five years in Oak Forest, Ill., before taking a break to raise my two children. I started teaching at the Wheatlands during the 2005-2006 school year and taught first grade for a number of years and second grade for the last three years. I enjoy working with first grade students and seeing the growth they make.