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Mrs. Sara Chrusciel

This year marks my 20th year teaching in VVSD.  I have always taught first grade.  I earned my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Eastern Illinois University.  I earned my Masters Degree from National-Louis University in Curriculum and Instruction with Multicultural Studies.  After graduating in 1998, I began my career at Irene King Elementary school in Romeoville.  K.L. Hermansen was built in 2001.  I moved over to K.L.H. at the very beginning, when it was a brand-new building.  It has been very excitinig to be part of Hermansen since its beginning. 

I am a mom to two children, Johnny, age 12 and Emma, age 10.  My husband of 16 years is also a teacher.  He teaches 7th grade Social Studies in a Frankfort, IL.  I have 2 friendly cats, named Buddy and Marshall.  They are very entertaining.  My mom was a teacher in VVSD for 30 years.  She taught Honors 7th and 8th grade English.  I have two aunts, an uncle and 3 cousins who are also teachers.  Teaching is very much a part of my family. 

My favorite things in life are teaching and being a mom.  Children have always been my passion.  I find them endearing, funny and sweet.  Teaching first grade has been a very rewarding career. 

Mrs. Sara Chrusciel