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     Hi!  I am Ms. Sievers.  This is my 12th year teaching in District 117 as a Reading Specialist.  I currently hold a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, a Master's Degree as a Reading Specialist, a Master's Degree in Administration, and an ESL Endorsement.  I really enjoy helping children learn how to read and look forward to working with your children this year and seeing the great strides they make in reading!
    When I am not teaching I enjoy spending time with family and friends.  I have an ten year old daughter who keeps me extremely busy with all of her after school activities. 
     
     
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    Hi. I am Mrs. Lauren Wuchter. This is my 15th year teaching in District 117. I was a first grade classroom teacher for eleven years and this is my fourth year as a Reading Specialist. I received a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and a Master's Degree as a Reading Specialist.  I am very excited to see what this year brings! When I am not teaching I am busy spending time with my family. My husband and I have been married for 11 years. We have two sons, Owen and Gavin, a daughter Tessa, and a dog named Sophie!
     
     
     jm I am Mrs. Julie McElligott. This is my 16th year in the North Palos School District! I taught kindergarten for ten years in this district, and worked as the Pre-K parent coordinator for two years. This will be my fourth year as a Reading Specialist.

    I have completed a Master's degree in Reading from Olivet Nazrene University. I am anxious to share what I have learned about teaching our students to learn how to read. I have another Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University, and a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Loras College. Teaching young children, and watching them grow as learners is a passion of mine. These years truly set the foundation for their life-long journey of learning!

    When I am not teaching, I like to spend time with my family and friends. My husband and I have three children, Conor (8), Maeve (4), and Molly (2). We also have a husky, Nali, who is ten years old. I love to bake, exercise, and shop during my free time.

    I am not only excited to be working with your students, but also excited to work closely in partnership with you, the parents. Please do not hesitate to contact me for any questions or concerns! Here’s to a great 2019-2020 school year!