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I am excited to be the Innovation Media Specialist at Western Trails Elementary School. My personal mission is to organize a space that promotes literacy and 21st-century learning. I am enthusiastic about providing books, informational resources, and technologies for our staff and students.
I have been an elementary teacher in District 93 for over 20 years at both Heritage Lakes and Cloverdale School. Before accepting the Innovation Media Specialist job in 2020, I worked as a K-5 Instructional Coach at Carol Stream Elementary School for 5 years. I earned a Bachelors Degree in Education and worked through an extensive educational program to receive a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. I completed a Technology Specialist graduate program at St. Francis University as well.
My husband Pete and I have been married for 22 years and we have two wonderful boys, Colin (age 19) and Ryan (age 16). I enjoy spending time with my family, watching my boys play sports, and reading!
Come visit the Western Trails Innovation Center! It’s a place where students develop a lifelong love for reading, learning, and innovation.