Meet the Interventionist --
After 12 years as a kindergarten teacher, I have taken on a new and exciting role here at Owen Elementary School! I am the school's INTERVENTIONIST! Now I know what you are thinking..."What exactly does that mean?" Well, I like to say that I help all students be successful at school. I work in every classroom and with all students,grades K-5. I work with small groups of students in my office where they teach me what they are learning in class! In addition to teaching, I also conduct testing and analyze data to determine student needs. I am part of a team that problem solves to determine how to best meet those needs. I provide support to teachers, students and their families.
Since I have taught at Owen from its beginning, I know a lot of Owen students and families. For those of you who do not know me, here’s a little introductory information. My husband and I have three children…yes, they are all grown! One is a college professor; one is currently applying to law schools; and the third is attending college in Colorado. We are extremely proud of all of them.
As for my educational background…My undergraduate degree is in biology. Teaching is my second career. I worked in the corporate world for many years. I have two Master degrees in Education, one specializing in curriculum & instruction and the other in educational leadership and administration. I hold teaching certificates in Illinois and Arizona. I have taught preschool, Kindergarten, 4th and 5th grade, as well as 8th grade science and language arts. This is my fourteenth year teaching in District 204 .
I LOVE my chosen profession and this new position!
I look forward to working with you and your children!