Meet The Teacher

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    Hello! My name is Katie Kennedy and I will be teaching 4th grade for the 2019-2020 school year. I graduated from Illinois State University in 2017 with my bachelor's degree in elementary education. I also have my endorsements in language arts and social science. I am beyond excited for the upcoming school year to see what all that Melzer and its community has in store. Some things I like to do in my free time include going to baseball games, traveling, being outside and exploring Chicago. I've always loved the city and the sports teams that come with it.

    I am excited to motivate students to become lifelong learners and promote growth in many different aspects. My educational philosophy includes a lot of different ideas but the biggest takeaway is that each student is capable of succeeding and getting a quality education in a safe, collaborative, and positive environment. I have many goals for this upcoming year for both students and myself. My goal as an educator is to make my classroom a cooperative, respectful, and positive space where students feel they can reach their greatest potential.

    Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about the school year. I can't wait to get started and get to know each and every one of you!