Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree St. Louis University Masters Degree National Louis University K-12 Special Education. Certifications for Learning Disabilities and Emotional Disorders
Mrs. Ellen Batinick
I grew up in Naperville, Illinois but currently I live in Plainfield, Illinois with my husband and 3 children. My children are in 8th, 3rd and 2nd grade. I studied at Saint Louis University where I received a bachelor's degree majoring in Spanish and Philosophy. I quickly found my passion for teaching when I became a teaching assistant at a self-contained special needs school in St. Louis, Missouri. I received my Masters Degree in Special Education from National Louis University. I have certification in Special Education K-12 Learning Disabilities and Emotional Disorders. I am currently seeking an endorsement in teaching English as a Second Language. This is my 3rd year at Hermensan Elementary School, but taught previously in Darien and Naperville. I feel that all students can be successful learners when given the appropriate, differentiated instruction that targets their strengths.
In my free time I enjoy exercising, doing yoga and coaching basketball. I love spending time at home reading, doing puzzles, and playing card games. I also look forward to taking trips with my family. We love to camp and spend time at the beach enjoying the sunset.