Mrs. Gillespie - 3rd Grade



Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Elementary Education Middle School Endorsements: Social Studies & Language Arts ESL Endorsement

Mrs. Gillespie

Hello! I'm Mrs. Gillespie. This is my fifth year of teaching at Prairie Trail School. I graduated from Waukegan East High School and then attended Western Illinois University where I studied Bilingual Education. I obtained my teaching credentials from Trinity International University. I am an initiated member of Kappa Delta Pi Honors Society of Educators and hold middle school endorsements in Social Studies and Language Arts. In addition, I have an ESL endorsement from St. Francis University. 

During my career, I have taught 1st and 5th grade. I have also taught art to students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. This year, I am very excited about returning to teach 3rd grade at Praire Trail School.

I have four children and twin granddaughters. My husband is also a teacher. Mr. Gillespie teaches Science in Waukegan. We own two pets, a cat and a Senegal parrot. In my sparetime, I enjoy drawing, watching the Chicago Cubs and traveling to Door County, Wisconsin.

I am looking forward to another great year of learning with my amazing students! 


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