Welcome to Ms. Planek's First Grade!


Meet Ms. Planek!


I graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where I received a degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in science. I had the honor and privilege to complete my student teaching semester at Whittier Elementary School with multiage 1-2 teacher, Kerri Druckmiller.


Before coming to Irving, I had the opportunity to teach in District 81, Schiller Park in a Second-Grade classroom as well have amazing opportunity to teach in Distict 97 as a first grade teacher at Whittier. My rigorous academic background, participation as a camp counselor for WSSRA, dedication to serve the community and my active role as an administrator at The Learning League in Oak Park have prepared me to serve the students I teach to the best of my abilities.

About Me and My Teaching

I was born and raised in Oak Park and am thrilled to give back to a community that has given me so much. I am a runner, new mother, and a lover of all beaches in Michigan! I am dedicated to making my classroom a welcoming and encouraging environment where all students will be provided with the means to succeed. I will love, cherish, and support each and every one of my students. Most importantly, I will make learning something your child will look forward to. I look forward to working together this year.

Updates and more information

Visit my classroom blog for classroom updates, important dates, and more information: https://irvingfirstgradeblog.blogspot.com/p/ms-planek.html


The best way to communicate is via email at [email protected]