Phone: 630-636-3155


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Mrs. Tara Stortz

My educational career began in 1998 in Oswego District 308 as a student teacher at East View Elementary.  After graduating from Eastern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, I accepted a full time teaching position at Old Post Elementary.  As a third grade teacher, I helped open two elementary schools in the district, The Wheatlands in 2001 and Homestead in 2002.  After six years of teaching third grade, I began teaching in the district’s AT/Gifted program.  During this time, I earned my master’s degree in educational leadership from St. Francis University.  After four years in the AT/Gifted program, I was the assistant principal between Homestead and Grand Park Elementaries.  I decided my true passion was in the classroom guiding children.  Therefore, in 2011, I began teaching fifth grade at Homestead.

I’m excited to guide your child through his or her fifth grade journey!  A journey sure to be filled with independence, critical-thinking, problem-solving, and kindness!