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Edge Coffee House
1366 Main Street, Crete

CMMS student art will be on display the entire month of April!

Nancy Petro  
CMMS Faculty
Title: Language & Literature 8th grade
Phone: 708-367-2454
Crete-Monee Middle School Homepage


  • B.S. Illinois State University, Normal, IL

  • Teacher Certification: Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL

Previous Work Experience:

  • Literacy Interventionist – English 3, Harold L. Richards High School

  • Teacher, Early Start Summer School Program, H.L. Richards High School

  • Teacher, English 1, Saturday Credit Recovery Program, H.L. Richards High School

  • Teacher, English 1 and 2 – Long-term Substitute, D.D. Eisenhower H.S., Alan B. Shepard H.S.

Professional Organizations:

  • Illinois Education Association

  • National Education Association

Hobbies, Extracurricular Activities:

  • Reading novels

  • Walking

  • Golfing

  • Cooking and baking

  • Shopping with my teenage daughters

  • Watching live jazz music

Educational Philosophy:

As a teacher, I will feel great satisfaction knowing that by the end of the school year, my students have taken away with them a curiosity and passion for learning; a knowledge of coursework gained through the ability to think both conceptually and analytically; and tools for success anchored by confidence and a more sophisticated thought process.

Favorite Books:

  • Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens

  • The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas

  • Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

  • The Sun Also Rises and other short stories by Ernest Hemingway

  • The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger

Favorite Quote:  

Teach the children so it won’t be necessary to teach the adults.” - Abraham Lincoln


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