Teaching is everything to me! I’ve been teaching here at Komensky School for 26 years and it’s been 26 years of learning and wonderful memories!! I learn new things every year, and I’m sure this year will be no different. I’m so happy to be back with our 4th graders again this year! We’re going to have a great year together! Let me tell you a few things about me first. I am married to my wonderful husband, Jim, and with all 4 of his children grown, we are now raising a wonderful dog, Cabo, who keeps us very busy. He does not like to sit still. At all. I grew up here in Berwyn and I graduated from Morton West High School. I went on to get my bachelor’s degree and master’s degree along with my ELL certification. I have 5 brothers and 11 nieces and nephews that mean the world to me. I love to decorate and create things, and I love to shop. Target and Amazon are two of my favorite places! Chocolate is my weakness. I am so excited to be working with Ms. Heidema! Together we will do everything we can to help your child to either foster or create a love of learning. We truly believe that everyone matters and we look forward to making our classroom a wonderful place to grow as people and learners.