Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Heather Novak
Mrs. Novak is the music teacher at Lowell and Hawthorne Elementary Schools. She loves being part of the District 200 staff! Before coming to District 200, Mrs. Novak worked as a K-8 vocal music teacher in Naperville. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from the University of Illinois - Champaign/Urbana.
At the University of Illinois, she performed with Symphonic Bands, Jazz Band, Brass Band, University Chorus, and the Marching Illini. During her time at Illinois, Mrs. Novak taught music lessons at the Early Childhood Development Laboratory, served as the President of Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity, and was a trumpet section leader in the Marching Illini.
Mrs. Novak enjoys raising her family and being a part of the community in Wheaton. Throughout the year Mrs. Novak loves to spend time with her family and friends, work on house projects, and visit new coffee shops!
Each day, Mrs. Novak creates a positive and open environment in her music classroom. She believes that giving her students an engaging musical experience will start them on the path to enjoying, performing, and understanding music for years to come!