I have been involved in education for over 15 years. I attended Illinois State University, University of Phoenix, and Argosy University. I joined the educational team of Crete-Monee School District 201U in 2009 as an educator at Crete Elementary. During my tenure at Crete I was in the roles of second and third grade teacher, Math Coordinator, PBIS coordinator, and the School Improvement Team. Before moving into my current role I served as Summer School Coordinator and Administrative Dean at Crete-Monee High School.
My philosophy on education is based on the philosophy in which I grew up and that is “it takes a village to raise a child.” It takes the parent putting in time to cultivate and nurture their child and being productive in the community, it takes the community to create a safe area for children, and it takes both to partner with educators and the local school district to provide a sound, safe, educational arena for children. All three are ultimately responsible for that child! I believe that a partnership must be created, a circle, amongst parents, student, community, and educator to impact the growth of children. Children must see themselves in the future but how do we accomplish this task? My philosophy includes creating leadership in every child. Any child can grow and learn. I believe that leaders are born and made! Great leaders help to make other great leaders.
In closing, I would like to share with you my passions outside of education. I love spending time with family and friends and building those relationships. I enjoy scrapbooking; traveling; coloring; and anything that allows me time to relax.
As always, my message to all…. Go Be You – Go Be Great!