Phone: (630) 972 - 9200


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana M.A. in Special Education / LBS1 from Dominican University ESL Endorsement from St. Francis University Google Certified Educator

Mrs. Mallory Kaster

My name is Mallory Kaster and I am the First Grade Special Education teacher at B.J. Ward Elementary.  I joined the B.J. Ward family in 2006 and spent the following 11 years part of the Second Grade Team.  Though I fell in love with Second Grade, I decided to start a new journey in special education and First Grade.  This will be my third year co-teaching with Mrs. Peterson and we look foward to another memoriable year.

I am strong believer in life-long learning and hope to instill this same passion in each of my students.  In 2005, I graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education.  I am an active alumni with the university and truly feel I have the orange and blue running through my blood!  In 2011, I graduated from Dominican University with a Masters of Arts in Special Education / LBS1.  Through my experiences in special education, I found where my heart belonged in the field of education. 

I spent most of my life growing up in Naperville, Illinois and have remained in the area since.  When I'm not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my husband and cruising through the Caribbean islands.  Sand, flip flops, and sunshine are my medicine in life.