Phone: 708-747-3535


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Elementary Education

Ms. Michele Kossak

Welcome to 1st Grade!

I believe all children can experience academic and personal growth, though they do not develop and learn in the same way and at the same speed.  At the core of my teaching is a deep sense of care and commitment to the individual student.  I believe students have the greatest opportunity for success when they are learning within the context of a relationship or community of trust, care, and respect.  When it's a safe place to learn, it's a safe place to take risks, to share one's own work and ideas.  That is a perfect setting to pursue collaboration based on excellent communication as we create and think critically about our world.
Our 2nd year teaching together!