Mrs. Gillespie - 3rd Grade

Mrs. Patterson-Gillespie



Degrees and Certifications:

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

Mrs. Patterson-Gillespie

Hello, I'm Mrs. Gillespie. I attended Western Illinois University where I studied Bilingual Education. Later, I obtained my teaching certification from Trinity International University where I graduated Summa Cum Laude. 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 in Waukegan Public Schools. I have also taught art to students in Kindergarten through 8th grade at St. Anastasia School in Waukegan. This year, I am excited to be teaching 3rd grade at Prairie Trail Elementary School.

I have four children, George, David, Annie, and Rory. My husband is also a teacher. Mr. Gillespie teaches 6th Grade Science in Waukegan. We own two pets, a cat and a Senegal parrot. In my freetime I enjoy reading, drawing, rooting for the Chicago Cubs and traveling to Door County, Wisconsin.

I am thrilled to be a part of the Praire Trail Family and I am looking foward to another wonderful year of learning with my students. 


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