Welcome to 8th grade!Mrs. Nowicki:This is my 14th year teaching English Language Arts at Conrady Jr. High. I earned my bachelor's degree in history (2000) and my master's degree in Reading (2008) at Northern Illinois University. I hold certifications in teaching English, reading and social studies at the middle and secondary levels. I also hold a certification as a reading specialist. My favorite aspect of teaching is helping students who are reluctant readers find that "right book" that helps them turn into life-long readers. I also love challenging a student's worldview and helping him/her build new perspectives on the world which includes the ability to be an agent of change. I look forward to another amazing year of building new relationships and discovering and creating new knowledge. Please come along for the ride!