Emily Wiegand: Spring Avenue and Hodgkins Schools

Phone: 708-482-2710, ext 1252

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Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in Education from Illinois State University Masters in Mathematics (Elementary Mathematics Specialist) from National Louis University ESL Endorsement from National Louis University Several Special Education Endorsements from Illinois State University

Emily Wiegand: Spring Avenue and Hodgkins Schools

 

I am excited to be returning for my sixth year in D105 as an advanced math specialist.  This is also my 22nd year of teaching.  (There must be some math in those stats somewhere!)  This year I will be challenging Spring Ave. and Hodgkins mathematicians in grades K-4 to persevere in their  problem solving as they see math EVERYWHERE in their world.  Whenever I get a chance I love to brag about my family.  I have 2 wonderful sons.  Nathan, 25, is a 1st  Lieutenant in the US Army and is currently stationed at Fort Drum in Watertown NY and Joel, 23, is a full time student studying accounting and is also an avid history buff and an accomplished photographer. Walter, my husband, consults for an IT firm but is better known for his homemade jams and baked goods.  In my spare time I enjoy playing with and cuddling our dog Oso, doing puzzles of all types and reading in my backyard oasis.  

 

 

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious. – Albert Einstein

 

 Maureen Demer:  Ideal & Hodgkins Schools

Phone: (708)482-2700 x1516 @ Ideal, x1413 @ Hodgkins

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in Elementary Education from Illinois State University M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from National Louis University

Maureen Demer: Ideal & Hodgkins Schools

Did I tell you how much I LOVE math? Growing up I actually thought I wanted to be an accountant, until I went on an Appalacian mission trip and got the teaching bug working with kids. I was born on the south side of Chicago and moved to Naperville in sixth grade. I went to high school at Benet Academy, which is when I took that fateful mission trip. :)

I am in my 27th year of teaching and thirteenth here in District 105. My elementary education teacher’s license has endorsements in Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, and English as a Second Language. My husband Mike and I live in Evergreen Park with my four children, Sean, Maggie, Ryan and Molly and our puppy Tucker. I will continue to teach the district fifth grade Accelerated Math class at the Spring/Gurrie complex. 

 Katie Courtney: Seventh Avenue Elementary School

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Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in Elementary Education from Western Michigan University M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Mathematic Education from National Louis University Continuing Education for Mathematics Specialist from National Louis University

Katie Courtney: Seventh Avenue Elementary School

This is my 3rd year teaching in District 105... Coming back to the elementary classroom has been a joy!  For the past 12 years I have been teaching graduate and undergraduate students how to teach math, with the conceptual approach.  I love to be able to work directly with the students to challenge and move their math thinking forward.  While I teach part time in District 105, I am also on faculty at North Central College in Naperville.  At NCC, I teach the Elementary Education Mathematics Method courses, as well as, other mathematics courses.  Prior to these positions, I had taught master's level math education courses at National-Louis University, and middle school math with Chicago Public Schools.

I live down the road in Downers Grove with my husband John, and our three children, Maeve (8th grade), John Brendan (6th grade), and Mairead (4th grade). When I am not talking & teaching about math,  you can find me enjoying road trips, running and spending time with my family.  

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