Welcome to Mrs. Dignin's 8th Grade ELA 


     I have been teaching Reading and ELA in North Palos School District for 16 years.  I started at Glen Oaks Elementary in 2003 and made the switch to Conrady in 2014.  I love teaching my students to enjoy reading, and I have seen many of my student's lives changed through the power of reading.  Literacy is my passion, and I hope to instill this passion in my students.  This passion comes from my own difficulties of learning to read as a child.  Because of this, I know what it feels like to be a struggling student, and I can relate to my students in a way that makes them feel comfortable. I am also able to challenge my students to use reading and writing as a tool to suceed in school, as well as their future.  I love teaching 8th Grade ELA.  

     In order to become the best teacher possible, I have gone through many degree programs.  I am also a Nationally Board Certified Teacher and am currently working toward the completion of a Doctorate in teacher leadership. 
    At home, I am a wife, mom, and grandma.  I also love animals.  I have four cats, a dog, and a frog.   I like to stay active and lovvvveee to travel.  I always take a good book along on all of my trips to see the world.
    My hobbies include: singing, acting, and performing in a professional improv troupe.  I also love crafting. 
    I hope that you will contact me with any questions or concerns that you have. 
                                                                                                                       Mrs. Dignin  
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