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My name is Jessica Kuczkowski. I am a dedicated, goofy, and optimistic teacher of 5th Challenge at Jonas Salk Elementary School. I have been teaching for two years. After graduating from North Central College, I taught in District 54 as a reading and math interventionist. In addition, I taught at Northwestern's Center for Talent Development gifted program which I continue to return to every summer. During the 2016 - 2017 school year, I joined District 365U as a challenge teacher. Currently, I am receiving my Masters in gifted education from Northeastern Illinois University.
The mission of our district is to provide our gifted and talented students differentiated instruction that is driven by exploration commensurate with their exceptional abilities through a spectrum of curricular and instructional gifted services and opportunities. In my classroom, differentiation is found at every level and subject to push students towards their fullest potential. It is my goal to ensure that these students are challenged with engaging content, rigor, and accelerated pace.
When I am not teaching, I enjoy traveling, movies, and exploring local book stores. I am always looking to expand my library, and find the perfect book for every student.