Phone: 708-747-0301


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Elementary Education M.A. Reading Education

Mrs. Kelli Malone


Hello First Grade Families!

I am so excited to start out another year here at Illinois School. My name is Mrs. Kelli Malone and I will be your child’s first grade teacher this year. To have a place of growing knowledge and acceptance is what I want for my classroom. I would hope that we will be able to work towards a successful year together.  This year might look a little different, but we will work together to make this the best year yet!

My entire teaching career has been at Illinois School, and I am grateful for that. The staff at Illinois has been so supportive and amazing the past eleven years that I have been here. This will be my 14th year teaching first grade at Illinois School.  Teaching has always been a passion for me. I have a love for learning and I would hope that my students would also learn to love learning as much as I do. By making my classroom a safe, fun and disciplined place for my students, I would hope that they will enjoy coming to my classroom and learning something new everyday. I feel that all children are different and require specific attention and affection for them to flourish. I will strive to be that for each of my students; an educator who loves each child that walks in her door and gives each of them not only an education, but a passion to learn.  

This year will definitely be a fun year, but as in every school year, things can and will come up. I believe that a successful year starts with an open communication line between parents and teachers. Please feel free to call me at 708-747-0301 ext. 2526 or email anytime you have any concerns. First grade is a busy year and I will not have much time to look through emails until the end of the day.  

Thank you and I am looking forward to a fun filled year in first grade!


Fun Facts about Mrs. Malone :)

Favorite Food: tacos

Favorite Color: green

Favorite Beverage: COFFEE 

Family: I've been married to my husband for 8 years and we have a 5 year old daughter and a 3 year old son

Pets: dog (named Tonka)

Hobbies: going on walks with my kids, cooking, reading, shopping at Target, baking the best sugar cookies