Let Me Introduce Myself...My name is Jessica Novakowski. I LOVE being a teacher, especially at Johnson. I am 34 years old and have been teaching at Johnson for eleven years. I have taught Kindergarten for nine years, grade for one year, and now I am so excited to be a Math Specialist!
I am from Kentucky, thus I got my undergraduate degree from Western Kentucky University and my first Masters from Eastern Kentucky University. I taught one year in Kentucky with a second/third grade split class and then I met my husband. I soon found myself packing up my things and moving to Illinois to be with him. Thankfully, I found a job at Johnson and felt so welcome right when I walked in.I've always LOVED teaching math and learning about the best ways to teach kids the understanding and rationale of number sense, so I decided to complete another Masters in Math Education. I obtained my second Masters from National Louis in Math Education almost two years ago.I am married to another teacher (who teaches at Wheaton Warrenville South High School), and we have three kids. Our son, Raymond, is 5 years old and loves anything about superheroes and Legos. Our daughter, who is 3 (going on thirteen), is such a fun, free spirit and loves to sing and be outside. Finally, our youngest is four months old, and her name is Claire. We had a wonderful summer spending nice family time together.
I am truly blessed to have an amazing family here at Johnson and of course a wonderful, supporting family at home.