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    I am Mrs. Staffel and will be your child's academic literacy teacher.  I have been teaching for 14 years, and this is my second year at North Palos District 117.  I am thrilled to be working with your child on reading, writing, and word aquisition.  


    My educational experience consists of a bachelor's degree in Finance at Elmhurst College, a master's degree in Education at St. Xavier University, and my love of reading sparked my interest in obtaining a master's degree in Reading at Olivet University.  I am also a certified reading specialist and have prior experience teaching social studies.  


    In my spare time, I enjoy reading, gardening, and spending time with my husband and dog, Chewie.


    I look forward to working with you and your child and having a successful school year!