Mrs. Kurtz



Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees: Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education Master's degree in Reading & Literacy Master's degree in Educational Leadership Endorsements: Self-Contained Special Education English as a Second Language Reading Specialist

Mrs. Kurtz

Hello! My name is Mrs. Kurtz, and I'm a reading specialist at Ellis Elementary.  I have had the pleasure of working at Ellis for the past seven years. I previously taught kindergarten, first, second and third grade!

I love learning and feel that continuing my education is an important part of my career! I earned my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Roosevelt University in Chicago. Shortly thereafter, I obtained my ESL endorsement from the College of Lake County. I have always had a passion for reading, so I completed my first master's program in Reading and Literacy through Concordia University Chicago. I then decided to pursue a second master's degree in Educational Leadership through Northeastern Illinois University. I hope to one day earn a doctorate in education. 

I enjoy sharing my love of reading with the students in our school community, and I look forward to fostering a love of reading within each student I work with! Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out. 


Mrs. Kurtz

847-270-9900 ext. 4490