HI! My name is Mrs. Ripke. I am the Speech-Language Pathologist here at Lincoln Elementary. I started teaching in CUSD 200 in August of 2007. I attended Eastern Illinois University where I received my bachelors and masters in Communication Disorders and Sciences. I have a passion for helping children reach their maximum potential and have a connection to speech and language therapy, as my brother received services throughout his childhood. He inspired me to pursue this career path.I am originally from Central Illinois (Decatur)-GO ILLINI!!! I am married to my husband Mike, who is a Chicagoland native. Together we are blessed to have two daughters, as well as a chocolate cockapoo named Chief.In my free time I love to watch and attend sporting events (Bears, Cubs, Illini), exercise or play sports competitively, and spend time with my family.Thanks for visiting my website. You are always welcome to call or email me if you have any questions.