Your 6th Grade Teachers

Jason Deutsch
Experience: 18 years
Certifications: Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
Bachelor's Degree: Northern Illinois University
Master's Degree: National-Louis University
Interests: Weight Training, Photography, Computers, Music, DJing, Movies, Sports, The Simpsons...Too many to really list them all.

Melissa Deutsch

Experience: 15 years, all at RMS!
Bachelor's Degree: Northern Illinois University
Master's Degree: Rockford College
Interests: Crafts, reading, movies, spending time with family!

Mrs. Johnson

Experience: 4th year teaching at RMS - first year in 6th grade
Endorsements: Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, ESL
Bachelor's Degree:  Augustana College
Master's Degree:  In progress at NIU
Interests: Spending time with husband Jake and our two dogs, traveling, going to new restaurants, watching Netflix :), learning new things

Patti Richolson

Experience: 11 years at RMS
Endorsements: science, math, language arts
Interests: Cubs and Bears fan extraordinaire, gardening, nature, fishing, (being outdoors in warm weather) working out, 
spending time with my home and school family and friends, and ..many more.

Beth Hahn

Experience: This is my 23rd year teaching.  All in Rochelle....All in sixth grade!!!

Endorsements: Language Arts,  Social Studies

Bachelor's Degree: Northern Illinois University

Master's Degree: Aurora University

Interests:  NASCAR...especially number 5 Kasey Kahne!!  I love volleyball, softball, Labrador Retrievers, and my family; husband Mike, daughter Ashley, son Cody.



Krissy Speece

Experience: 11 years (5th year at RMS)

Certifications:  K-9 Teaching Certificate with endorsements in Computer Applications, Computer Science, Technology Specialist, Business, Marketing and Management, Language Arts, Math, and Social Science.

Bachelor's Degree: California University of Pennsylvania

Master's Degree: Concordia University

Interests: Spending time with my 2 girls. I love being outdoors. We enjoy our summers boating; waterskiing, wakeboarding, and tubing. In the winter we love to downhill ski.

Angela Mahoney

Experience: This is my 11th year teaching in the Rochelle Elementary District.
Endorsements: K-9 teaching certificate with endorsements in language arts, social studies, and music, as well as educational leadership and administration.
Bachelor's Degree: Millikin University - Music and Communications.
Master's Degree: Rockford College - Masters of Arts in Teaching. NIU - M.S.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Administration.
Interests: Traveling, reading, music, and anything outside!

Mrs. Adolph

Experience: This is my 7th year teaching middle school...first year in 6th!
Endorsements: Language Arts, Social Studies, Reading
Bachelor's Degree: Illinois State University
Interests: Reading, being active, and spending time with my family (Husband: Justin, Daughter: Campbell, Baby boy on the way!)

Karen Anderson
Experience: 22nd year teaching at RMS
Endorsements: Physical Education, Health Education, Administration
Bachelor's Degree: Northern Illinois University
Master's Degree: Northern Illinois University
Interests:My first loves are my hubby, John, daughters MaryKate & McKenna, & running, biking, kayaking, photography, movies & musical theater.