Welcome to 2nd grade! My name is Mrs. Fredricksen and I’m so excited to be your child’s second grade teacher! It’s going to be a fun year full of learning and new adventures!


I have two amazing daughters who are the lights of my life. Marley is 19 and a sophomore at Illinois State University, and Makenzie is 11 and in sixth grade.


I am thrilled to be starting my fourth year as a second grade teacher at Emmons! I received my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Illinois State University, and my Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Northeastern Illinois University. I have recently obtained my ELL certification from American College of Education. Previously, I taught reading, first, and fourth grades in Aptakisic-Tripp School District 102 in Buffalo Grove.  Before coming to Emmons, I took some time off of teaching to stay home with my daughters. During that time, I was a student teaching supervisor, adjunct college professor, and a substitute teacher. While I have enjoyed every position that I’ve held, being a primary classroom teacher is my favorite. There is nothing better than helping a child learn and grow!


I recently read this article, and wanted to share it with you. What Students Remember Most About Teachers

is everything that I believe about teaching and the power of the relationship between a teacher and student. Please take a moment to read it. It is beautiful and right on the money!


I look forward to meeting and working with you!  I am certain that second grade is going to be absolutely fantastic!



Contact information:

Email: jfredricksen@emmons33.org

Phone: 847-395-1105 Ext. 287

Twitter: @JulieFred123