Welcome to our website! My name is Mrs. Kolb and I have been a teacher at Ellis School since 2001. My first two years at Ellis were spent teaching Title 1 Reading. I have since been a first grade teacher. I love teaching first grade and am so excited to be working with your children!
I received a Bachelor's Degree in Education / Psychology from Barat College in Lake Forest, Illinois and a Master's Degree in Teaching & Leadership from St. Xavier University in Chicago, Illinois.
I am originally from Round Lake and thoroughly enjoy all that our community has to offer.I moved to the Wheeling area last year and over the summer I got married:) I am very excited about this new adventure in my life.
I have one daughter, Courtney, who graduated from the Round Lake High School.Courtney is entering her junior year at Lake Forest College and she is studying to be a teacher. I am very proud of her hard work and dedication.
This year we will be working very hard on imporving our reading skills as well as our math skills. I send home a weekly reading log that is considered part of our homework grade. Reading logs go home on Fridays and are due the following Friday.
I like to encourage families to review the daily math lessons that come home; this will give you some insight as to the process our students use to learn and practice math strategies.
I am always available to talk, please feel free to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. I am looking forward to getting to know everyone a little better throughout this school year:)