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 returning to District 97, I had the opportunity to teach for the second half of this previous school year in District 81, Schiller Park in a Second-Grade classroom. 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 all prepared for this new role!


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.



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