Phone: 630-759-7282


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from NIU Master's Degree in Curriculum from NIU Master's Degree in Literacy Reading Specialist from Lewis University

Mrs. Dyanne Thayer Literacy Leader


My name is Dyanne Thayer.  I am a Literacy Leader - Reading Specilaist at Independence School.  I have been in the Valley View District for several years now, but I have been teaching for a total of 20 years all together.  I enjoy working with small groups of students to help them practice their reading skills.  When I am not working with small groups I work within the KG, first grade, and second grade classrooms during their literacy times which allows students to be able to focus on their own individual reading skills.  

When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my own family.  I live with my husband, two children, two dogs, and a hedgehog.  I also like to go shopping, traveling, bike riding, and of course...reading!

If you ever have any questions about how children develop their reading skills or have any other questions about literacy, please feel free to stop by my room at Independence.  My door is always open!