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September 1, 2023 / Schafer

Get to Know Our Sharks: 2nd Grade Edition

 

 

Lauren Wegner

Wegner

Mrs. Wegner is one of our veteran sharks and is part of the 2nd grade team.

Mrs. Wegner shares that her favorite part about being in education is when her students learn to love reading. When she thinks about her own school experience, she shares that her favorite teacher was Mrs. O, her 4th grade teacher. She made learning fun everyday. If she could choose one teacher’s class to enroll in for a day, she would love to go back to kindergarten for a day. Everything is so new and exciting in kindergarten. 

Mrs. Wegner wants our Sharks to know that you won’t like everyone, but you will need to learn to work with them. Her wish for the 2023-24 school year is for all my students to love learning and feel that they are successful. 

 

Fun Facts:

Years in education: 21 years

Birthday: 8/6

Family: She has been married to her husband, Tim, for 5 years and we have a Goldendoodle named Frankenstein. 

Favorite school subject: Reading

Favorite school memory: She loves the first day of school every year. Her first days of school were always so exciting and made her feel optimistic. She  still feels that way as a teacher. 

Favorite color: Pink

Favorite pet: Dogs

Favorite hobby: Read and crochet

Favorite drink: Frappachinos 

Favorite food/restaurant: Portillos

Favorite sports team: Chicago Bears

Favorite music: Pop music

Favorite place visited: Yellowstone National Park

Dream vacation: Full European tour

Surprising fact: She reads over 250 books every year.

 

 

Adam Wittman

Mr. Wittman is one of the newest sharks and is joining the 2nd grade team.

Mr. Wittman shares that his favorite part about being in education is working with amazing teammates and helping every kid we work with grow into a better person. His wish for the 2023-24 school year is to grow as an educator and make everyday he spends with his kids fun and exciting.

 

Fun Facts:

Years in education: 3

Birthday: 2/27

Favorite school subject: Math and Social Studies

Favorite color: Blue

Favorite pet: Dogs

Favorite hobby: Play video games and read

Favorite drink: Coffee

Favorite food/restaurant: Sushi

Favorite sports team: White Sox

Favorite music: Elton John 

Favorite place visited: San Francisco

Dream vacation: Tokyo, Japan 

Surprising fact: He has  been a type 1 diabetic for almost 20 years

Favorite quote: Be excellent to each other. 

 

 

Lacey Schedler

Ms. Schedler is one of our newest sharks and is joining the 2nd grade team.

Ms. Schedler shares that her favorite part about being in education is helping the kids grow as learners. When she thinks about her own school experience, she shares that her favorite teacher was her High School English Teacher because she helped her feel confident speaking in front of others. If she could choose one teacher’s class to enroll in for a day, she would choose Mrs. Wegner.

Ms. Schedler wants our Sharks to know to never give up! Her wish for the 2023-24 school year is for everyone to succeed 

 

Fun Facts:

Years in education: 6

Birthday: 3/18

Family: She is the middle child. She has an older sister and a younger brother.

Favorite school subject: Reading 

Favorite school memory: When the kids grasp a difficult concept

Favorite color: Teal

Favorite pet: Dogs

Favorite hobby: Run, read, spend time with family and friends 

Favorite drink: Coke

Favorite food/restaurant: Pizza, wings 

Favorite sports team: Lightning 

Favorite music: Country

Favorite place visited: Aruba

Dream vacation: Italy

Surprising fact: She struggled in school when I was a kid

Hidden talents: Baking

Favorite quote: Just Keep Swimming

 

 

Loren Perry

Ms. Perry joins our 2nd grade team as a student teacher in Mrs. Wegner’s class. 

Ms. Perry shares that her favorite part about being in education is that although she is the teacher, she is constantly learning! When she thinks about her own school experience, she shares that her favorite teacher was Mrs. Ennis, her high school Early Childhood Education teacher. She fostered Ms. Perry’s love and passion for becoming a teacher! If she could choose one teacher’s class to enroll in for a day, she would choose Mrs. Piatt. 

Ms. Perry wants our Sharks to know how to figure out their learning style and use it to their advantage. Her wish for the 2023-24 school year is to learn as much as possible before she become a first year teacher! 

 

Fun Facts:

Years in education: 3 years in early childhood, 1 in elementary education 

Birthday: 3/20

Family: She has two super supportive parents that have helped her through many important life transitions. She has one sister who is a Vet tech and works with animals. Her partner, Tyler, is a mechanic for Ford. 

Favorite school subject: Writing and Home Economics

Favorite school memory: She went to Willowbrook for high school and they had this huge spirit week called Brook Olympics that led up to Relay for Life, an overnight cancer fundraiser. 

Favorite color: Purple and Sparkly! 

Favorite pet: Although she has  dogs, cats, and lizards, cats are her favorite! 

Favorite hobby: Color and decorate, sometimes fish

Favorite drink: Raspberry Tea 

Favorite food/restaurant: Panera or Chinese food

Favorite sports team: Chicago Cubs

Favorite music: Ed Sheeran

Favorite place visited: Hawaii 

Dream vacation: Seattle

Surprising fact: She has had a pet chameleon before

Hidden talent: She is very good at ripping butcher paper! 

Favorite quote: At some point, you just pull off the Band-Aid, and it hurts, but then it’s over and you’re relieved.