Mrs. Padilla's 2nd Grade
Hello !!! My name is Mrs. Padilla. I graduated with my Bachelors Degree from Illinois State University in 1994. I earned my Masters Degree from ISU in 2000. This will be my 28th year teaching at Oak Grove. I live in Peoria with my wife Laura and 2 busy kids, Zoe (17) and Gabe (14). We have 1 dog, and 2 cats. I am a avid fan of Wonder Woman and all things super hero. Don't tell anyone, but I may actually be Wonder Woman. I lead a very active lifestyle. I love to exercise. I run 5 miles every morning. I spend time with my family, practice my ukulele, Indoor rock climb, compete in triathlons and read. I also keep busy with my kids activities such as tennis, indoor climbing and searching for colleges (for Zoe). Some of my favorite things are . . . First Ascent Indoor Rock Climbing Gym, Peoria Triathlon Club, The Chicago Cubs, Chicago Fire Soccer, The Chicago Red Stars, The Chicago Bears, Diet Mt. Dew, Chocolate, Coffee, and anything sweet (because I am Danish).
Here are a few important things I want to communicate with you.
I consider your child my child when we are at school. I will love them, and protect them just like I would my own children.
My room is a safe place for all students to learn, grow and make mistakes. My class is a family.
I am here for you. I am a firm believer in communication. I want to make sure you are in the loop, and understand the things going on in the classroom.
Your child will benefit greatly from review and practice at home.
WE are a team, and together we will provide a challenging and fun year for your child.
My Kids Zoe and Gabe
Laura and me