About Me

Welcome to my website.  
This year will mark my 31st and final year at Emmons School.  I have been in the education field for 34 years.  I have a Master's Degree in Curriculum & Instruction and Education Leadership/Administration. I have taught a variety of subjects and grade levels including fifth grade, gifted education, special education, literacy/reading, middle school social studies, and technology, as well as a district administrator. 
I have been married to my husband, Tom, for 33 years.  Our daughter, Samantha, graduated with a Master's Degree from The Chicago College of Performing Arts where she studied Voice Performance/Opera. This will be Samantha's first year as an elementary music/choir teacher. 
Very fun fact...Samantha is starting her first year of teaching and I am completing my last year. It is going to be an amazing year of memories!

We are doggie parents to a three year old Schipperkee named Figaro. He is very energetic and loves to sing with Sam.
My hobbies and interests are photography, traveling, camping and music.  
And of course....ANYTHING DISNEY!

Contact Info

Mrs. Cyndy Thielen
(847) 395-1105 ext 217

Personal Message

We are all different in our learning styles.  We all bring our unique talents to the classroom.  That is what makes education so much fun.  The challenges we approach each day, the laughs and even the struggles, make us who we are. Together, we will explore, learn and grow.