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Elyse Smith

Kindergarten Teacher

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Degrees: Master of Arts Degree in Reading Education from Concordia University (2009);Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Illinois State University (2006)


  • 2020-2021: Those Who Excel (Team Category)- District 97 Award
  • 2012-2013: Illinois Teacher of the Year Finalist (Top 9)
  • 2012-2013: Those Who Excel- "Excellence in Teaching"- Illinois State Board of Education
  • 2012-2013: Those Who Excel (Teacher Category)- District 97 Award

Reading Specialist Certified (grades K-12), General Education Certified (grades K-9), Middle School Endorsed (Language Arts, Reading, & Mathematics)

Year Started

Kindergarten Teacher (2008-Present)

 5th Grade Teacher (2006-2008)

Mail Location

Mann- Room 114