Phone: 630-759-7282


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Elmhurst College M.S. Education University of St. Francis M.S. Education Reading Specialist Benedictine University

Mrs. Pam Dzik, Literacy Leader

Hi my name is Pam Dzik, I am a Literacy Leader/Reading Specialist at Independence School. I have been at Independence School  for 3 years. Before that I had spent 9 years in the classroom as a 1st grade teacher between Jamie McGee and Jonas Salk Schools in our Valley View District.  In that time I have developed a passion for helping my students develop their reading skills. Being an avid reader, I want to pass that love for reading to my students. Many of our students struggle with reading in the early years. This early foundation is crucial to their success as a student and to their overall positive attitude for learning. My goal as a teacher is to help those struggling readers improve their reading skills to their current grade level and beyond, but most importantly help build their confidence level as a student.  I love learning and want to share my passion for reading with my students.  Please contact me if you have any questions, my email address is