Limited English Proficient/Migrant

Director:Sandra Valadez

Aide:Betty Bercik

I was born in DeKalb, IL and raised in nearby Malta, IL I am  a graduate of Northern Illinois University and Olivet Nazarene University. I hold a BS in Business and Human Resource Management. I have been with Fruitland 14 years teaching ESL and I believe that education is very important, and I greatly enjoy children. I am married to Joseph and between us have 4 grown children, 2 of mine & 2 of his. We also have a dog named Dusty. When I am not teaching I enjoy biking, fishing, hunting, knitting,sewing, reading and playing the piano. I am also a member of 2 service organizations; Daughter of American Revolution and PEO (Women’s education).I like to make her class time together fun & pleasant. My goals this year and every year is to strive for her ESL students progress and growth in their ability, and to see that shine through in their WIDA test scores.

Aide: Shantel Lingel