BS University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
MA St. Xavier University
Previous Work Experience:
I taught second grade at Crete Elementary for 21 years. In the 2007-’08 year I was given the opportunity to teach second grade at Coretta Scott King Magnet School and have been happily teaching here ever since.
Hobbies, Extracurricular Interests:
My husband and I are both teachers and we have 3 children and 2 dogs. Our children are very involved in school and sports so they keep us very busy. I enjoy gardening, going to the beach, and watching my children play sports. Summer reading is also very relaxing.
I recently read and thoroughly enjoyed the books The Help by Katheryn Stockett and The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. They were fantastic!
My favorite children’s books to read aloud to my classes are Judy Blume’s Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Superfudge, Fudge-A-Mania, and Double Fudge.
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." — Maya Angelou
I always tell my own children and my students,“You make your own happiness!”-- Mrs. VanMilligan