Degrees and Certifications:
LBS1 Endorsement M.Ed. in Reading/Reading Specialist Certification Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education
Mrs. Crystal Aitchison
Hello, my name is Mrs. Crystal Aitchison and I am co-teaching with Mrs. Ricketts for the 2021-2022 school year. This is my sixth year teaching in the Valley View School District here at Pioneer Elementary School, but I have been a teacher for several years. This is my fourth year co-teaching with Mrs. Ricketts in first grade. I have also co-taught in kindergaten and second grade, as well as helped out in fourth and fifth grades too. Before coming to Pioneer, I have had a variety of teaching experiences including teaching at the primary level as well as teaching special education in the city of Chicago working with kindergarten through fourth grade students. I love teaching at the primary level because of the curiosity and love of learning young children have. I love my job because I am able to pass on a love of learning to my students, all while building their confidence and shaping the future.
I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Illinois State University and my Master’s Degree in Reading along with my LBS1 (special education) endorsement from National Louis University.
When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my husband Mr. Aitchison, who I have been married to for 7 years. Together, we have a 5 year old son named Aiden and a 1 year old girl named Madison. I also like to read, travel, and relax at home.
I am looking forward to a successful year and I am excited for the opportunity to work with you and your child providing him/her with the best possible care and educational experience. Please feel free to contact me anytime via email or by contacting the school. I love being a part of the Pioneer Elementary School community!