Phone: (630) 636-3526


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Patrice McConnell

I’m excited about starting another year here at The Wheatlands!  I received my bachelor’s degree in child psychology from the University of Evansville in 1997 and began my professional career as a Social Worker.  I had the opportunity to work with children of all ages and backgrounds and their families.  I then received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2003.  I spent the next several years teaching in the seventh, fifth, and third grades in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.  After moving to Illinois, I spent some time raising my family, but stayed active in my children’s schools.  Last year I was fortunate enough to teach fourth grade at The Wheatlands and am so excited to be back here teaching second grade this year.  I  believe that providing a safe, engaging environment for children will fuel their passion for learning!