• Meet Miss Kakareka

     Graduation Me



    My name is Roxanne Kakareka and this is my first year at Melzer as the 1st Grade STIL teacher! I am excited to begin my second year of teaching at Melzer and back in my home state of Illinois. I graduted from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in January and began my career as a 6th Grade Special Education teacher at a middle school in Oshkosh, WI. 

    During my time at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, I was an active member of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. Professionally, I previously worked for Fox Valley Autism Treatment Program for two years as well as a student aide at a daycare for a year and a half in the toddler room. These experiences have helped me gain skills to be an effective and positive special education teacher!

    I live on the North side of Chicago and I enjoy listening to music, being outdoors and spending time wiht friends and families.


    Fun Facts:

    Hometown: Schaumburg, IL.

    Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Cubs (along with the Blackhawks, Bulls and Bears)

    Favorite food: Tacos or Lou Malnati's Deep Dish Pizza

    Favorite Movie: A Mile in His Shoes

    Places I have traveled to out of the U.S. : Belize