Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Janet Spence

I have been teaching gifted kids for 3 decades in District 200--WOW makes me feel old! However the job keeps me feeling young.  I learn something new almost every day from your kids!  I have a Masters degree in teaching from Aurora University.  I did my research in identifying gifted students in the early grades.  I also have a gifted teaching endorsement.  For many years I taught Math Manipulative workshops around the country for a company called The Center for Innovation in Education. For the past 3 summers my husband and I conduct a teachers' conference in Nicaragua for about 250 teachers in that country.  It is a very rewarding experience!  I have taught in many elementary schools in the district and currently I am at Pleasant Hill School.  Everyday I feel privileged to be with a great staff and wonderful, inquisitive students!