About Ms. VW

Ms. Michelle Vander Woude



Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in Music Education Illinois Professional Educator License for Music Grade K-12 Working toward a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Library Instruction.

Ms. Michelle Vander Woude

I am very excited to be teaching my sixth year in Distric 162.  In my twelve years of teaching, I have come to understand and fully believe the famous quote:

"Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is [unintelligent]." 

Every student is different-- a fact that should not only be acknowledged but also celebrated.  It is my hope that every student who enters the media center feels respected, cared for, understood, and free from bullying and judgment. 

Outside of school, I enjoy all things nerdy (comics, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who, etc.).  I also love running with my charity athletic team in training for distance races.


YOU CAN CONTACT ME AT mvanderwoude@sd162.org.