Mrs. Kulaga 8th Grade Science
Instructor: Ms. KulagaUnit 1: Atoms and The Periodic Table
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Louise Kulaga
It's hard to believe that this is my 19th year (24th year over all) of teaching at Gurrie! Wow-- does time fly!! Other than teaching 8th grade Science, I am the proud sponsor of one of our school's service learning clubs-- Every Monday Matters Club. During my time at GMS, I have taught both 7th and 8th grade Science, coached basketball, softball, and volleyball, and as I mentioned, spend a great deal of time volunteering with our students.
I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago. My Master's Degree is in Curriculum and Instruction (National-Louis University), and my 30+ hours beyond my Master's are from St. Xavier University in Chicago--mainly in Special Education and Science Education.
I grew up in Cicero, Illinois, but now reside in Riverside with my husband Brian and my two children Brian and Amy. Brian Sr. is a Liutenant in the Cicero Fire Department (29 years) and has been teaching at the Romeoville Fire Academy for the past 9 years. Brian Jr. is in his fourth year at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where he is studying Business Management and playing his 4th year of varsity football. Amy is a freshman at St. Mary's University in Minnesota. She is also active in volunteering and plays softball for St. Mary's.
Other than being passionate about Science and Service Learning, I love playing and watching sports. Currently I play in an Elite Women's Softball League and have been playing Ice Hockey for the past 10 years or so. I absolutely love the outdoors and consider myself an avid fisherman. Northern Minnesota is my second home and I spend as much time up North as possible!! This year I was lucky enough to spend three glorious days volunteering at the North American Bear Center in Ely, Minnesota. I am now an official Bear Educator and plan to volunteer again next summer as well as take the Bear Study Course offered by Dr. Lynn Rogers of the Wildlife Research Institute.