• Hi!  My name is Mary Koehler and I am a Pre-Kindergarten teacher at Sorrick Elementary School.  I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1979 with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education/Special Education.  In addition, I have a Master's degree from Northern Illinois University in Special Education. Since graduating, I have also become certified to teach Early Childhood Education and English Language Learners.  This is my 16th year teaching at North Palos School District 117.  I was in the Head Start program for 5 years and this is my 11th year teaching in the Pre-Kindergarten program.  I believe passionately in the importance of early childhood education.  My goal as a pre-kindergarten teacher is to help my students develop a love for learning that will last a lifetime.  It is my privilege to know you and to work with you this year.  Together, we will be partners in your child's education.   I can't wait!