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    Meet Mrs. Potratz

          Hello!  My name is Mrs. Potratz and I am so excited for my 3rd year at Melzer!  I am originally from Springfield, IL and attended Illinois State University where I received my degree in Early Childhood Education with approval to teach Early Childhood Special Education.  After college, I moved to Chicago where I have been living for the past eight years.  I recently received my English Language Learner endorsement from Northeastern Illinois University.

          I have three years experience teaching Preschool in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago and three years experience teaching Kindergarten within UCSN Charter School Network on Chicago's southwest side.  Prior to teaching Kindergarten this year at Melzer, I taught Preschool Special Education for two years here as well!

           In my spare time, I love cooking, watching St. Louis Cardinals baseball and cuddling my dog Doug.  I cannot wait to watch your child learn and grow this school year!

    szettek    This summer I got married!