Laura B. Sprague School - October 20, 2020
Welcome New Staff
Casey Chang - First-Grade Teacher
Caroline Dreifuss – Speech/Language Pathologist
My name is Caroline Dreifuss. I live in Chicago. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (1-L-L!), and my master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Rush University. I am the new speech language pathologist at Sprague! I am looking forward to getting to know all of the students and staff members whether that be virtually or in person! In my free time I like to play board games, work on puzzles, go on walks with my dog and hang out with my nieces! I can't wait to meet everyone!
Nellie Konkel – Learning Behavior Specialist
My Name is Nellie Konkel. I live in Chicago. I received my undergraduate degree in psychology from Loyola University Chicago and my master's degree in Special Education from Dominican University. I will be working as a learning behavior specialist at Sprague School. My previous experience includes being a special education teaching assistant in Park Ridge and teaching in Palatine in an autism program. I am most excited about getting back to in-person learning at some point and meeting my students and all the staff face to face! My interests and hobbies include going to see my parents and siblings in New Orleans, and listening to my favorite artist, Dermot Kennedy.
Alexia Louras – First-Grade Teacher
Suzy Park – Kindergarten Teacher
My name is Suzy Park. I live in Vernon Hills with my husband, two children and our puppy named Puddles. I received my undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. I also have a master's degree of Education in Reading and a K-12 reading specialist certificate. I have eight years of classroom teaching experience and have taught kindergarten, first-grade and early childhood special education. Last year I completed a leave of absence reading specialist position at Sprague School. I am excited to return to such an amazing school teaching part time kindergarten this year! In my free time I enjoy traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Allison Smith – Art Teacher
My name is Allison Smith. I live in Johnsburg with my husband and my one-year-old son. I received my undergraduate degree in Art Education from Youngstown State University. While there, I played four years of Division 1 volleyball where I was a middle hitter. This will be my 10th year teaching elementary art. I am super excited to share my passion for art and to see how creative the children are with their artwork while I teach art at Sprague School. I have two cats named Ahchoo and Hey Blinkin'. I love spending time with my family playing and reading to my son, doing anything artistic, playing volleyball, listening to my husband sing and play the steel pan, traveling, doing karaoke, and playing cards and board games. I can't wait to meet the students and get to see their wonderful masterpieces!
Corrie Weinstein – Social Worker
My Name is Corrie Weinstein. I live in Arlington Heights. A graduate of Stevenson High School, I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Missouri. I received my master's degree in School Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago. I am excited to work as a social worker at Sprague School. My previous experience includes working as the school social worker at Woodview School in Grayslake District #46 and Willow Grove early learning center in District #96. I am most excited about meeting my new students and families whether it is virtually or in-person! My interests include baking, and spending time with my two adorable nieces (Maya - 3-years-old, Alexis - 18-months-old). I am so excited to be a part of the 103 family!
Reading Levels at the Library
Fall Spirit Wear
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