I have been working in the Round Lake School District since 2001. I started in the elementary buildings teaching 4th and 5th grade and then in 2008 I started teaching 6th grade at Round Lake Middle School. I am now the guidance counselor at John T. Magee Middle School. I have a Bachelors Degree from WIU with certification to teach K-9 and Language Arts and Social Studies in the middle school. I received my Masters Degree in 2007 from Roosevelt University with a certification in school counseling. I am so excited to be using my school counseling background in RLAS 116!
As a school counselor it is my goal to support students in the areas of academics, social/emotional growth and career and college readiness. I am available to work with students needing help in the areas of organization, study skills, time management and more. I will be in classrooms this year doing numerous activities about a number of topics like drug awareness, bullying, coping skills and how to advocate for yourself to list a few. Some academic and social/emotional topics will be in a classroom or group setting or individually. I will be working with underperforming and/or unmotivated students in a group setting or individually. I strongly believe that students need to be college and career ready when leaving our school disrict and it is never too early to introduce students to the variety of colleges and careers. This year students and parents will be hearning about a lot of things related to this initiative. You will see college pennants all around the school and a lot of information will be shared about financial aid, scholarships, and types of careers. There is no excuse why every single student should not be informed about oppurtunities out there in the "real world."If you or your child want more information in this area, please call me to make an appointment.
A little about me...I am married and a mother of beautiful 6 year old twin daughters. My daughters are my world. Over the years I have shared many, many stories about my girls with students and parents. Sometimes they even come to after school events with me. Being a parent has been an eye-opening experience in so many ways. One of the ways is how I see things differently in the classroom. I see them now from a teacher, student and parent point of view.
In my free time I enjoy reading, baking, cooking and spending time with my family.