• My name is Mrs. Darland and this is my first year at Apollo. I am very passionate about teaching and find no bigger reward than helping my students grow and be successful. I have taught kindergarten for four years and first grade for two years at other schools. I graduated from National Louis University with my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. I have my Learning Behavior Specialist endorsement from University of St. Francis, and I just my National Board Certified Teacher Certificate in Literacy. I am married to Mr. Darland and we have three children. We also have a dog named Cooper who loves to run and play! We enjoy spending time together, traveling, taking pictures and reading books. I love teaching and can't wait to enjoy all the adventures we get to have together in Kindergarten this year!