Mrs. Van Howe



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Mrs. Van Howe


Teaching is an absolute passion of mine! I’m so excited to work with you and your child this school year! It’s going to be a year full of fun, learning, and lots of adventure and I can’t wait to see what the year has in store for us! I thought you might like to know a bit about me before the year begins…

I am married with a wonderful two year old son named Noah.  He is currently in 2 year old pre-school.  Some of my hobbies that I enjoy are playing piano, bike riding, swimming, and trying out new recipes!

This will be my seventh year teaching at Matteson Elementary School! It is my mission to instill a love for learing in my students.  My goal is to help my students develop a desire to become life-long learners.  I also believe in making learning fun and plan on doing a great deal of hands on learning in our classroom. 

We are also very fortunate to have Mrs. Samspon in our classroom this year and she will be working with your child as well to instill a love and passion for learning!

Please let me know if you ever have any questions or concerns. It is so important to keep communication open between us and I would love to talk with you whenever you feel the need.  Please feel free to contact me by e-mail at or by phone at the school at 708-748-0480.  I look forward to a great year together!