Hello! My name is Elizabeth Mandl and I will be Mrs. DeCristofaro's substitute through the end of the school year. I have spent the last week observing Mrs. DeCristofaro and getting to know your children in their classroom. I am excited to spend the last few weeks of first grade with them. Mrs. Decristofaro, Mrs. Goldstein, Mrs. Wodzien and I have worked hard together to ensure that this is a smooth transition for everyone.
To give you a little background on myself, I graduated from Roosevelt University with my Master of Education degree in 2006. I have been teaching elementary aged students on and off since 2007. During this time I also started a family with my husband, and we have two daughters, aged 8 and 5. We live in Glenview, and enjoy spending time outdoors as much as possible.
I am excited to join the Indian Trail family and getting to work with your children. The end of first grade is such a special time and I am looking forward to helping the students transition into second graders. I will continue to utilize Mrs. DeCristofaro's blog to communicate and share what we are learning in class.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns, or if there is anything you feel is important that I know about your child. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org and the classroom phone number remains the same.
Have a wonderful week!