Phone: (630) 636-3535
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from University of IllinoisMaster's Degree in Reading Instruction from Aurora University
Mrs. Amy Ross
I started teaching at The Wheatlands during the 2004-2005 school year. After graduating from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, I started my teaching career in Killeen, Texas, teaching first grade in 1989. After four years, we moved to Indianapolis, and I taught one year of early intervention. Then we moved to the Chicago area, where I taught two years of junior high school math, one year of second grade, and one year of a first/second grade split class for all for Maywood District 89. After taking a few years off to raise our daughters, I returned to teaching and have been at The Wheatlands ever since. While at The Wheatlands, I obtained my master’s degree in reading instruction from Aurora University, in Aurora, Ill., and I am also serving as an adjunct professor for Olivet Nazarene University, in Bourbonnais, Ill., in the area of reading instruction. I have served on several district committees mostly related to literacy and also stepped out of my comfort zone a bit and served on the district gifted committee as well last year.
In my role as a listeracy specialist, I will be using the knowledge and experience I have gained through obtaining my master's degree, serving on the district English/Language Arts committee, and teaching graduage school to guide me in my new position as Literacy Specialist at The Wheatlands. As Literacy Specialist I will be supporting our teachers as they implement our new ELA curriculum in accordance with the Common Core State Standards. Our teachers will be using our new Ready GEN resource and I will be assisting them so that our students continue to grow and learn. I am looking forward to this new role and supporting teachers as they move forward with our new curriculum.