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Mrs. Michele Foster
Welcome to first grade! I am so glad that you are here! This will be such an exciting year of learning and growth for your child - academically, socially, and emotionally. I am looking forward to partnering with you on this journey! I grew up in Wheaton and am a graduate of District 200 schools - Whittier, Edison, and Wheaton Central. And now I am the mom of two District 200 students...both of my boys attend Wheaton Warrenville South. I graduated from the University of Iowa with a BA in Elementary Education specializing in Early Childhood Education. After graduating, I taught kindergarten at White Eagle Elementary in Naperville's Indian Prairie School District 204 for 5 years. I was then blessed to be able to stay home with my boys for several years! This is my 8th year at Bower. I taught kindergarten here for 6 years and this is my second year in first grade! In February, I completed my Reading Specialist MA at Olivet Nazarene University. I have been inspired by the many reading strategies I have learned and implemented during my studies to help your child continue to learn, grow, and most importantly, to LOVE reading! I live in Wheaton with my husband Rob, our two sons, Nick and Michael (who I love to tell my students all about!), and our yellow lab Monty. I am looking forward to an amazing year of fun and learning with your child!