I have been teaching in Durand for nine years, during which I have taught a variety of grade levels. This is my second year teaching in fourth grade. I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts from Beloit College, where I double-majored in history and education. I also hold a Master's Degree of Education in Reading and Literacy from Benedictine University, which means I am a certified Reading Specialist.
On a personal note, I have been married for 13 years to Chris McCallips, a born-and-raised Durandite. Chris is a firefighter/paramedic for the City of Rockford as well as a farmer. We have three amazing children, all of whom attend school in Durand. We are proud to be members of this great community!