Mrs. Wheaton



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Mrs. Wheaton

Welcome to first grade! I’m excited for the opportunity to get to know you and your child, and I’m looking forward to a happy and productive school year.

To begin, I would like to tell you a little about myself. I graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in Elementary Education in 2008. I also completed my master program in Educational Technology through Concordia University in 2012. This is my 9th year teaching at Hillcrest and my 10th year as a first grade teacher!

My family and I currently live in Fox Lake. I keep busy taking care of our six year old son, Liam (who is starting first grade this school year!), and three year old (sassy) daughter, Reagan! We also have a pet cat named Todd. In my free time, I enjoy spending time outdoors (especially at the beach in the summer). I love any kind of coffee drink! I also have a sister, Ms. Meyer, who teaches in Red Village! J

If you ever have any questions or concerns or if you would like to schedule a conference, or volunteer, you can contact me at or 847-838-8038. I will check my messages and e-mail promptly after the students leave.

Once again, welcome to first grade. I look forward to getting to know both you and your child throughout the year. Let’s work together to make this school year the best!