Phone: (309) 827-0086 ext. 1818
Degrees and Certifications:
Elementary Education with a Middle School Endorsement
Mrs. Jen Stroyan and Ms. Ellie Schimmel
Teaches: Social Studies and ELA
Family: My husband, Pete, and I have been married for 14 years, and we have two children. Aiden is a 7th grader and Piper is a 4th grader. We also share our home with our dog, Scout, and my son's bearded dragon and frog.
Background: I was raised on a small farm south of Bloomington where I learned to love the stillness of nature and caring for my dog, cats, goats, and pig (yep - just one pig!). I graduated with a degree from Illinois Wesleyan University in 2003, and I have taught middle school students ever since!
Hobbies: I LOVE cooking and baking, practicing yoga, reading, and spending time with my family.
Favorite Books: Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin, Harris and Me by Gary Paulsen, Counting by Sevens by Holly Goldberg Sloan, and I could go on and on...
Hi everyone! I am Mrs. Stroyan's student teacher for the school year! I am a student at Illinois State University with a major in Middle Level Education. I've always known I've wanted to be a teacher, and I am one step closer to making my dream a reality!
I am originally from Moline, IL, where my family still lives. I am the oldest of three sisters, and we are all still very close. I love being able to go home and hang out with them in my free time.
Outside of school I love reading Young Adult books, journaling, travelling, and hanging out with friends.
Let me know if you ever need any book or show recommendations :-)