Phone: (815)886-7581


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A.Elementary Education from Illinois Wesleyan University M.Ed. Reading from National-Louis University

Mrs. Krista Makarowski

Hello!  My name is Krista Makarowski and I am one of the 2nd grade teachers at R.C. Hill.  I will be co-teaching with Ms. Feinen this year. I have been a teacher at Hermansen for the last 12 years and I look forward to joining the R.C. Hill community this year!   I have been teaching since 2001. In addition to 2nd grade, I have also taught 1st grade and served as a Reading Intervention teacher. (But 2nd grade is my very favorite!) 

We have a lot of fun in 2nd grade!  I love to do a variety of activities and use a variety of teaching strategies to keep the students engaged and interested in their learning. We love to make projects, read books, do experiments, and much, much more. I also feel it is important for all students to feel that they belong and that they are appreciated for who they are. We work hard to build a sense of community within our classroom.

Please check this page regularly to stay updated on what we are doing in class and how you can work with your child at home. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  It's going to be a great year!