Board Report December 2022

WORK EXPERIENCE Fieldcrest High School, Minonk, IL Instructional ELA and Co-teacher for Science Classes -Currently Employed Ottawa Township High School, Ottawa, IL Instructional Science and Co-teacher for Science Classes- August 2019-June 2020 Pontiac District #429, Pontiac IL

5 th grade Resource teacher/Co-teacher -August 2015-June 2019 Sheridan Correctional Center/Westcare Foundation, Sheridan IL Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist - April 2005-January 2015 Sheridan/Joliet Correctional Centers, Sheridan, IL and Joliet, IL Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist - May 2000- April 2005 Rivershores Nursing and Rehab Facility, Marseilles, IL Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist - April 1997-May 2000


Ottawa YMCA, Ottawa, IL Building supervisor weekends and evenings -March 2011-Dec 2015 James Gauge DUI Agency, Ottawa and LaSalle, IL Facilitated DUI groups- July 2014-Dec 2015 EDUCATION Aurora University, Aurora, IL Graduate School Jan 2013-May 2015 Master of Art in Special Education St. Francis University, Joliet, IL Graduate School Jan 2005-Aug 2008

Master of Science in Training and Development; Emphasis in Adult Education. Illinois State University, Normal IL Undergraduate School Aug 1993-May 1996 Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Park Administration; Sequence in Therapeutic Recreation Illinois Valley Community College, Oglesby IL. Aug 1991-May 1993 Associate in Arts Woodland Elementary and High School, Streator, IL. Graduated June 1991 General Education

SPECIAL SKILLS and INTERESTS Played college softball at: Illinois Valley Community College Coaching Experience in:  Girls and boys middle school cross country  Girls and boys junior high track  Girls middle and high school basketball  Girls junior high softball

MEMBERSHIPS NTRS, ATRA, Starved Rock Runner ’ s Club, Former Streator Youth Softball Board Member


We are committed our development as adaptive learners, global thinkers, and responsible citizens through collaboration across our school community.

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