• Welcome to 2nd Grade!


    Welcome to our classroom website!

    My name is Mrs. Vander Velde.  This is my ninth year teaching at Oak Ridge School.  I graduated from Saint Xavier University with my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and have endorsements in Social Studies, Language Arts, and Music.  I received my Master's Degree in Reading from Olivet Nazarene University in 2015.  I am currently enrolled as a graduate student at Dominican University and will soon have an ESL (English as a Second Language) endorsement later this year.  This school year, I will be teaching Reading, Writing, and Social Studies.  

    Please be sure to visit the District 117 website for important information and announcements throughout the year.  If you ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me through email or with a phone call.  By working together and communicating, we can make sure your child will have everything he or she needs to be successful this year!


    Your partner in education,

    Mrs. Vander Velde