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Welcome to fourth grade.
I attended Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, where I double majored and received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education and special education. More recently, I received a master’s degree in school improvement leadership from Olivet Nazarene University, in Bourbonnais, Ill. I am currently working on a gifted education endorsement. My first teaching experiences were in special education classrooms in DeKalb and Oak Park, Ill. I taught first, second, and sixth grades at Hall Elementary School in Glendale Heights, Ill., before taking a break to raise my two children. I have been teaching at Fox Chase Elementary since it opened in 2001, and I have taught first and fourth grades here. I enjoy every minute of being in the classroom working with students.