Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Elementary Education, Illinois College M.A. Reading, Governors State University
I am excited to be teaching at Matteson School this year! The 2018-19 school year will be my 18th year as a Reading Specialist in District 162. Although my previous experiences in this district have been with the older children, I taught both first and third grades before joining the 162 family, so I feel that I have come full circle! :)
My husband and I have been married for 29 years and have just enjoyed our first year with an empty nest. In December, our daughter, Nicholle, completed her bachelor's degree in Social Work at Olivet Nazarene University. She is pursuing a career with the Salvation Army. Our son, Christopher, received his bachelor's degree in 2016. He lives and works in Chicago.
If your older siblings tell you that Mrs. Riley was on TV, they're being truthful! My husband and I appeared on Let's Make a Deal in 2014. After trading away money, jewelry, and a home entertainment system, we won a new car! Our black Mitsubishi Mirage can be seen most days in the Matteson School parking lot. Look for the license plate holder that reads "We won this car on Let's Make a Deal!"