Meet Mrs. Heron

A little bit about me...

I am a Peotone School District alumni! I was born and raised in Peotone and completed kindergarten through high school here.  I attended Loyola University of Chicago, where I received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a minor in psychology. When my three kids were all in school, I became a substitute teacher and fell in love working with kids everyday and seeing them learn and grow.  So, I went back to school while working full-time as a Special Education Paraprofessional (Aide).  I received my Master of Arts in Education from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, IL. I began my teaching career in Chicago Heights, IL as a third grade teacher before coming to the Peotone School District. This is my sixth year in this district, and  I am so excited to be able to give back to the community that has given me so much.

In addition to teaching, I am involved in the theater department at both the junior high and high school.  I have been costume director for several of the high school productions and co-directed the junior high musical "Aladdin Jr." with Ms. McKay, the choir director.  Since then we have performed "The Snow Queen" and  "Little Mermaid Jr," "The Jungle Book," and "Peter Pan Jr."

I also love to travel. This summer, I took of group of student to Paris, Normandy, and London. It was awesome to see and experience places we read about in class. Next summer, I am planning a trip to Washington DC and New York City! 

I was also a teacher-leader with the People to People Student Ambassador Program, for several international student trips. In addition, I chaperoned a group of students through the States' 4H Exchange Program for a month in Japan!  I believe travel and experiencing other cultures is the best way to come to peace through understanding. The world is a classroom!

My husband and I have been married forever. We have two daughters and one son, all of whom graduated from Peotone High School. I also have two dogs and a cat. My interests include traveling, reading, sewing, and doing things with my family. I also enjoy black coffee and anything mint chocolate. And yes, I do ride a a red scooter to work when the weather cooperates!

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